I have a 4 week old and been having an okay time at breasfeeding. I've mastitis once but since it's cleared up, we've been doing well: lots of good diapers and good weight gain ( ithink? 7.1lbs at birth and now over 9lbs).
Last night, my hub gave her 1st bottle of breast milk, I went out for groceries. She drank it with a bit of coaxing. Again tonight. I only want to have the occasional bottle for a night out or one a day for my husband to enjoy the closeness.
I have been pumping enough for a bottle, finishing the breast after she's done nursing on it. Is this a good way of going about it?
- I don't want to mess too much with the supply and demand we have established. Are there other suggestions out there for me? Am I supposed to pump when she's having the bottle?
- poops are mostly seedy orange but sometimes tinged with green once a day. Is this normal?
- Is it ok to use the milk I pump to relieve oald at the beginning of some nursing sessions?
I will stop there for now. I have been learning so much from all of you. I appreciate all of your help immensely. Looking foward to sage advice!