Lisa - posted on 01/09/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My baby boy is now 4 weeks old. He prefers my right breast over my left breast (because of the inverted nipple) so I typically only feed from my right and pump my left breast to feed with a bottle. Is this normal? He just doesn't seem to be able to latch onto my left so I pretty much stopped feeding from that side. I've tried a nipple guard but he gets frustrated that the milk is not coming through fast enough.
Also, is it normal for him to take up to 9-11 oz at night before bed? I'm supplementing with my pumped milk at night (especially) to help him sleep. He always seems to be hungry even after feeding on my right breast. My pediatrician said we can't overfeed him right now so we continue to heat up more milk.
Anyone experiencing the same? I welcome any advice! I really don't want to use formula but need to find out if this is going to be ok for the long run...