I had my daughter June 1st. She weighted 4lbs 15oz when she was born (emergency csection because she stopped growing).
I started breastfeeding her 5 hours after my csection. It was recommended by the pedi in the hospital to suppliment her as well because she was a preemie.
Up until last week my dd was getting 1 bottle a at night before bedtime. Then my mom and my sister came to visit us and my dd was suddenly getting 3 bottles/day.
Since my mom and sister left I have been trying to work on getting back to 1 bottle a day. Do any of you ladies have any suggestions? I have managed to get down to 2 suppliments a day, but I personaaly feel that is too much. I know that sounds strange, but when I agreed to supplimenting it was 1 bottle and that is what my baby was used too and now that she has had more it gives her extreme gas and consitipation.
Also, I am afraid that If I change from our original eating habits it will cause me (1) to have a lower milk supply or (2) my baby will start rejecting BM.
How often does everyone else suppliment? Am I just being a paranoid first time breastfeeding mom (I have 2 other children but I ff them)?
If I want to stop supplimenting altogether do I gradually wean her off or just stop cold turkey?
Thanks for any advice or comments