So my lil man is 2 weeks old and isn't putting on weight he sometimes will feed for 2-3hrs its so exhausting so I have tried doing one bottle early night of formula to get him going longer and fuller at night as that is his worst hrs .
I want to know if any other mums do this and have you noticed it helps or makes things worse ?
He got 4 hrs last night between feeds but tonight wasn't so good 2.5 and had only 60mls not 120...
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02-11-2013 02:37 #1
Who does formula feed with breast feeding?
02-11-2013 03:33 #2
Don't expect a two week old to sleep through, it's very unlikely. Try to nap when he does
You can mix feed but my advice is wait until your supply is well established- 10-12 weeks.
02-11-2013 06:46 #3Senior Member
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Chan I had a similar problem with 5 week old Charlotte, it took her 3 weeks up get back to birth weight, and went 1 weeks without gaining any. During the first few weeks I topped up with formula, she
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02-11-2013 06:51 #5Senior Member
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Would feed for an hour but was not getting much milk, dso she ended up burning more calories than she was getting. So I expressed after each feed and topped her up with 50 mls of EBM or formula. Now 3 weeks on she is gaining plenty of weight no formula in sight I am still expressing and topping her up as she is a very slow drinker but I can express 100 to 150 each feed. Hang in there, I had people saying to fro the bottle but for us it wasn't an option and constant expressing which is a pain increased supply. Good luck do what you need to, also don't let the maternal child health nurses get to you, bf babies can take longer to gain as long as he is settled and has wet and poo nappies try not to worry
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