Re: baby preferrs bottle
I can see that you are frustrated! Your baby is frustrated and crying and it is making you cry. You are doing a good job listening to your baby and meeting his needs.
LLL has found that nursing frequently helps improve milk supply. How often are you nursing? Are you switching breasts at each feeding? How many wet diapers is he having?
Here is a link on increasing your milk supply. It explains supply and demand- the more baby is at your breast nursing, the more supply you will make.
Some mothers have found that feeding baby with a supplemental nursing system helps, or replacing the bottle with a cup or dropper encourages baby to suck more at the breast then on the bottle. Could this work for you?
I hope this helps! You are a wonderful mother and your baby is lucky to have you!
Last edited by justlittleoldme; June 11th, 2007 at 09:39 AM.
Stepmom to D (12 years)
Proud Mom to:
B #1 (6 years) -nursed for 18 months
B #2 (3 1/2 years) -nursed for 2 1/2 years
B #3 (born July 06) -still nursing!