Re: How long to switch to the breast??
Congratulations on your early arrival and your commitment and success so far with breastfeeding! I'm so glad your little one is home with you now.
Originally Posted by @llli*tinabobena83
Output and weight gain are really better indicators of sufficient intake than pure volume. How rare is rare for a poop? Plenty of wet diapers is an excellent indicator that he is getting enough, as frequency of bowel movements has quite a large normal range.
Personally, I would put him to the breast every single time, and as often as possible. In fact, I would wear him skin to skin and encourage nursing as frequently as he is willing and able to do so.
Nipples are the original pacifiers. No pacifier could be better for your little one at this point than you breast.
Hang in there, and seriously -- skin to skin, breastfeeding as often as he shows the slightest interest -- that was the best advice I ever got....
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.