Amber - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 26 moms have responded )
Hello. I have a 1 month old that I am breastfeeding. He was 10lbs 11.5 oz. at birth, and lost down to 9lbs 9oz by the time we left the hospital. My baby's peditrician recommended that I supplment my son with an ounce of formula after each of his feedings so that maybe he will gain his weight back better. After a week of supplmenting him, he gained back up to 10 lbs, which is what he is still at. I don't like the thought of using formula, and want to continue breastfeeding, but my son seems to be fighting me when i try to breastfeed him. He normally likes the football position, but here lately he doesn't seem to like it any way. I am worried that I am going to dry up if I dont get him to feeding better. Does anyone have any advice for me on how to get him to feed from me better?