I am seeking advice for my wife. We have an 8 week old boy and have had lots of problems breast feeding.
I am very adamant about it. I want our baby to nurse.
It all started with a C-Section and lack of colostrum, it also took about 5 days for even a little milk to come in and that was not enough.
We had to suppplement with Formula since pretty much day one. At about 1 week the doctor prescribed some pills, Don Peridon. That seemed to work, and we were at about 75% Breast and 25% Formula, but that was the best it got. Recently I feel she as lost interest and the baby is not gettingon the boob enough to even promote the miniscule supply that she had, now it is more like 5% Breast and 95% Formula.
I cannot knock here for not trying, she does try but is very frustrated as she feels she is not feeding her baby properly. He will get fussy with the breast then we will have to bottle-feed with formula.
Latching is not the problem, he has a good latch...
How do I approach this situation, mind you with caution as my wife is very stubborn, that is why I am writing this?
How late is too late, when is enough enough and we should let the boobs dry up and switch to formula full-time?
Any hints that will give increase to the milk supply, especially this late in the game.