I posted a few weeks back about my 7 1/2 month old refusing to breast feed. Well, I tried to offer him boobies for about 2 weeks every day, and now, just every now and then, but he continues to scream and push away... it became too stressful for both of us to continue to offer, so I have stopped.
He is now just over 8 months. I am trying to express 3 times a day, but my milk supply is dwindling and it is a struggle to get 40ml in 1/2 hr of expressing He will now drink formula from a cup which I am mixing with the breast milk. Do I just stop expressing now? I'm worried about him not getting all of the benefits that breast milk brings... but is he getting any benefit from such a small amount of breast milk (or is a little better than none). Any ideas on how to increase my supply. I also have a 3 yo and I'm finding that the time 'away' from him has doubled by the time I feed bubby and try to express... I just don't think it's very fair on him and he is feeling it.
I was so much hoping that he would return to breastfeeding, but it's just not going to happen. He eats really well and is having plenty of wet nappies, and I also think I've got his constipation under control. I really didn't want to continue giving him formula, but looks like I'll have to. Does anyone have any recommendations on the best formula to buy?
Please tell me what you think... you guys give the best advice!!