My baby girl Kayleigh will be 1 year old on January 10, hard to believe. We've struggled and struggled with nursing from the day she was born up until now and still having issues. I would seriously like to slap the lady who taught a breastfeeding class I went to. she said only the first 2 weeks are hardest and after that it is easier, LOL not in my case. We've had a bumpy road. Anyways. She is 11 months and 2 weeks old, she was born premature. She currently weighs 13lbs 3oz and she's 25in but I say she's 26in now. Her pediatrician wants me to supplement her with formula, twice a day. I can get Kayleigh to nurse 3 times but the last couple of days she'd only want to nurse once but she's sick with a fever, so that explains the 1 nursing session. Mara and Nick couldn't tolerate milk at 12 months, Nick would projectile vomit it up everywhere, he was kept on formula until he was 18 months and then he could tolerate it. Kayleigh had something with a little milk in it and she throw it up. I am thinking she won't be able to tolerate it either. Since I am supplementing her with 2 bottles a day of formula and she almost 1, do I replace the formula with the milk? or just keep giving her the formula? I don't think the milk will be fatty enough for her, she petite. I just don't see her taking the milk to well. I hate to be in this kind of position where I don't know what to do. She doesn't eat much solids, her brother isn't a big eater himself and he was a 36 weeker. Any advice on this whole milk or no milk issue here.
Can I just keep supplementing her with the formula? or do I have to replace it with milk. I am gonna cry I miss the newborn days when she'd just nurse forever, make a little sigh noise and drift off to sleep. Since she's only wanting to nurse 3 times a day, is it better to just start weaning or is she still getting what she needs from the 3 nursing sessions that last 5-10 minutes. Sometimes I can get her to nurse for 20 or more minutes. I don't know what to do, I am confused.