[quote=summerbaby]Hi Ladies -
I know in the June due date forum lots of new moms were posting abut breastfeeding…but though I’d start a new thread as there are probably moms from other due date groups that are breastfeeding too.
So - how are you all doing with breastfeeding? My daughter is 6 weeks old and I’ve exclusively breastfed so far. She is doing well and gaining weight like a champ! My only problem is that she eats sooo much - I have no time to pump in between and thus I have almost no stockpile of milk in my freezer. It’s hard because I can’t be away from her and sometimes she eats every hour! I’m thinking of starting to supplement with formula once a day just to give myself some flexibility. My pediatrician suggested a new formula by Similac for breastfeeding moms.
Hope the rest of you are doing well!
Breastfeeding is a lot harder than people think huh!! I exclusively breast fed my now 4 year old daughter for about 10 months, but had quite a time with my 20 month old twin boys!! Yes, sometimes babies do something called cluster feeding, and they do want to nurse every hour, it is mostly for comfort I think. Will she take a bottle? I would nurse her, and then offer a supplement bottle of formula. Sometimes you have to use formula if you have no stockpile of breast milk in the freezer. Of course breast milk is best, but you really have to do what works best for you and your family. I had a really hard time with the twins, could not produce enough for both and felt guilty, lots of people made me feel guilty too, but I realized, you have to have a break and some flexibility!! especially with other kids at home!! It sounds like you are doing a great job and giving her your very best!! The new similac is exclusively for addition to nursing, I have not had to supplement yet this time as I am exclusively pumping and bottle feeding, this new little guy wouldn’t nurse!! Hope you are well and things continue to go smoothly!!