I'm not sure I've heard of anything quite like this before...but, a first time mum I know has a 3mnth old girl who was born several weeks premmie and tiny tiny. The mum breastfeeds her and recently developed mastitis.
Bubs still looks tiny but is apparently putting weight on. Funny thing is the mum has recently opted to giving her one bottle of formula a day to 'beef her up' (her words). I'm not sure if that was recommended to her or not.
Would formula do such a thing at one bottle a day? I would have thought that bf would be far more beneficial and have more fats in it than formula. Perhaps she isn't bf properly or doesn't have good quality milk and so she feels pressure to supplement feed to put weight on bub.
An odd theory I would have thought...
What do others think?