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  1. #21
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    Default Re: I had to feed her formula:(

    it definately could be a growth spurt. there really is no set 'time' for them. My son was about 5.5 months when I noticed something similar going on. His sleeping, eating, and behavior was changing...it did pass, and I can understand your frustration, because the waiting is killer. Just hang in there! I do agree, if you have a pump, perhaps try pumping your milk if you can?

    How often does she get a bottle?? Maybe some nipple confusion is going on? The flow of the bottle is so different, maybe hold off on the bottle for a few days and see what happens?? She will eat when she is hungry, just maybe follow her cues for a while, instead of offering every X hours *if that is what you do, not sure*

    Sorry this is so jumbled, just trying to throw out a few ideas. I hope things calm down soon!!


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  2. #22
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    Default Re: I had to feed her formula:(

    I am a feed on demand girl, so she eats every 1.5-2 hrs. She has not done it her past 2 feedings, thank God! She did not have a 4 month spurt so maybe this is it. She gets a bottle at night to take her meds. but the new bottles had stage 2 nipples, so that may contribute to it. Ah, by BF journey has stayed complicated....but I can do this!

    Leah 10/11/07

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    Default Re: I had to feed her formula:(

    Quote Originally Posted by Leahsmom1011 View Post
    I am a feed on demand girl, so she eats every 1.5-2 hrs. She has not done it her past 2 feedings, thank God! She did not have a 4 month spurt so maybe this is it. She gets a bottle at night to take her meds. but the new bottles had stage 2 nipples, so that may contribute to it. Ah, by BF journey has stayed complicated....but I can do this!
    That could definitely cause her to have a flow preference and become frustrated at the breast. Is there any other way to give her meds? If it is liquid, you could do a dropper or syringe. If it is a powder, you can usually wipe on your nipple. Hang in there! Good luck!

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    Default UPDATE:I had to feed her formula:(

    She is still fussing off and on, but I am taking 16 pills of fenugreek a day, and that has seemed to help. She only screams maybe half the time now, so we are improving. We have not given her formula since that one time, and I hope to keep it that way. Thanks for all the help and encouragement. Now if she would just stop the screaming completely.

    Leah 10/11/07

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