I have read a lot of the other threads, and none of them are exactly my situation so I thought I would go ahead and post...
I need advice and any suggestions you may have. I have been exclusively breastfeeding my 4 month old son Connor. I breastfeed him for his first feeding of the day, and then he eats expressed breastmilk throughout the rest of the day while I am at work. I also feed him from the bottle at night and I pump--a lot of this has to do with his reflux issues. In the last week or so, he has begun to want more than I am able to produce--he has fewer feedings but wants more at each feeding. You would think this would even out, but it doesn't. Now this week, I am pumping less and less breast milk each day--to the point that tonight, I will have to delve into the freezer just to have enough for tomorrow while I am at work.
My questions are
At what point do you call it quits and switch to formula?
Can you feed both breastmilk and formula--like give him as much breastmilk as possible and supplement with a bottle or two of formula if needed?
And, is there anything that I can do to increase my breastmilk?
I am already pumping 4-6 times a day and getting about 4-5 oz per session, but now, I have gotten as little as 3 oz at some sessions. Connor was taking 4 oz per bottle, but now is at 4.5 to 5 oz and seems to want more.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I really want to breastfeed as long as possible.