How are you doing @Minib? Hope the SNS is working well for you X
DD hates the sns. We can't quite get it right so had to pull her out a few times. She cracked it and rejected my boobs
We gave sns a few goes and it ended up stressing both myself and DD. I'm not using it anymore. It took the little joy of BF that i have. Now I'm happy to mixed feed on whatever supply I have plus expressing for top ups.
You sound like you've got a good approach going, which is awesome! Just take it a day at a time and remember you've already done an awesome job to get this far!
I felt like I was the only mum in the world who had to mix feed but felt better when I read that - we're actually in the majority!
Wow really? That stats surprise me as I really thought we are in the minority.
Just a quick mention about those stats. I think they exclude women who pump even the occasional feed.
But yes. Only about a third of mums exclusively bf till 4mths. That's why ppl came in to boost the rate.
About half of my mummy friends mix fed, mainly so someone else could give the bub a feed here and there to give the mum a bit of a break. About another 1/4 tried but bub wouldn't take a bottle.
In response to the original post.... This was exactly what happened to me/us with our DD! Exactly the same, it's scary in fact.
I kept BF but I have always given my daughter top up formula too. Once DD got to about 6 weeks old Bfing became so much easier because the starting lathing on herself etc. I'm glad I didn't give up although I was so close to throwing it all in. BFing is such a special way to Bing so I urge you not to of possible. Many babies are combination fed and I think it has many advantages.... It's nice for dad, it takes the pressure off you and it means you can go out for a while and not worry about the baby so much.
I was incredibly anxious and stressed for the first few weeks of our baby's life but now she is great (11 months) and has a bit of a belly on her!
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