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    Default Do they give formula?

    It was so long ago that I cant remember what happened with feeding DD in the hospital before my milk came in.
    Say your milk doesnt come in till day 4, do they give babe formula in bottles till then?

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    No as you feeding colustrom is better for baby and will bring your milk in sooner

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    I had to ask for it. You'd have thought it was crack or something the way they carried on.

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    I had to beg and cry for it. I guess it depends on which hospital you go to and what kind of midwives you have,

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    You don't need to. They don't encourage it

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    I don't think they do as I think there is a general understanding now that even one feed of formula can interfere with breastfeeding and can have some of the same health effects as prolonged formula feeding. They tend to be more interested in bubs general wellbeing (dirty/wet nappies etc) than monitoring intake. My milk took at least 4 days to come in and I think the hardest part to overcome is that you think your baby is getting nothing and will starve/dehydrate but as long as you have a professional monitoring your baby's health it is not harmful for them to go without 'supplements' until your milk comes in.

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    I had one lovely midwife offer me formula one night DS was screaming the place down. I was trying to suck up my colostrum with a syringe (flat nipples) had to sign a form.

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    On day 3 the midwife asked me if I'd like to give DD1 some top up formula, I refused; now the hospital I go to is very pro-breastfeeding, and you have to whisper the word formula - DD1 was screaming, not sleeping, or settling! She offered a couple more times to which I refused. Day 4 still with a screaming baby, she offered again, and much to my horror I agreed, after a BF (colostrum), we topped up with 20ml formula and she slept for 6 hours!!! My milk didn't come in until Day 10 and I went on to BF for 9 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nat11 View Post
    A nurse gave my premmie baby formula at 12 hours old and I flipped out. Hospital record says I agreed to it but I can promise that I no way no how did. I had collostrom in a syringe for him and had been expressing it from about 15 mins after his birth. They did the same thing with a dummy. Apparently my baby was too small to breastfeed and suck on a nipple for comfort but a dummy was ok. Wtf. I'm still furious a year later. It completely sabotaged my milk production and I had to mix feed for 6 months until he self weaned despite every possible effort and medication to boost my supply.
    Hugs, I'm so sorry they did that, that sucks!

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    I hate the thought of the baby only having a tiny bit of colostrum until my milk comes in. I remember now that that is all DD had,this tiny bit that the nurse squeezed out for me every day. I am amazed DD didnt scream the place down but I guess the nurses know what they are doing as she was content the whole time I was in hospital.

    It would be a whole different story if she had been crying and I thought she was hungry..
    I really feel for those mothers who's babies seem hungry and they arent allowed/offered formula.


 

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