I used to adore breastfeeding...in the beginning. Tongue and upper lip ties, breast refusal and failure to thrive changed that. These days thanks to formula he's gained weight but I'm supposed to offer him the breast first and he screams and won't latch properly. All in all I don't know if it's better or worse than the hour long feeds at the beginning!
Nobody ever told me it would be this hard.
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11-08-2014 12:29 #54
With my 2nd I started the whole pumping, topping up etc regimen again but it was just once again making my breastfeeding experience a negative one. So, once the higher dose of motilium kicked in I could have EBF, but I realised that just swapping one feed a day for formula made me feel like I had a little bit if freedom. I tried it at different times of the day to see if it would help sleep (it didn't) but would generally give it midmorning as that's when I'd be home most days.
As it seems your supply is quite good, if you want to try but not let your supply be impacted, I would try pumping just after giving a bottle of formula, that way you will keep up the demand.
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11-08-2014 12:38 #55Senior Member
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They're not specific for bf'ing obviously but they are crop top style so you could move it around to bf...or just wear it for exercising.
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11-08-2014 13:51 #56
I fed from 3am to 4am and she was screaming from 4-430 then I gave her a bottle. My breast is just never enough and she's starving but I have enough milk I squirt everywhere for gds sake
This is hard
So many layers to breastfeeding. When I think I've got it something else arises!!
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11-08-2014 15:14 #58Senior Member
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Express some first and then try bub on the boob... sounds like she is just getting the foremilk and not the hind milk. Foremilk is quite watery and sweet and can give bub a tummy ache when they have too much (think skim milk) Hind milk is the fatty stuff (think full cream milk) and will fill bub up.
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