Sarah - posted on 05/20/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )
Is anyone supplementing breast feeding with a bottle of formula? I am exclusively breast feeding my 7 week old at the moment but don't seem to be producing enough milk. She has a bottle of expressed last thing at night but I am struggling to express now and am running out of supplies. I don't want to replace the bottle feed as I think it helps her sleep through the night as she gets more from bottle than me. I am considering replacing the bottle of expressed with a bottle of formula. Has anyone supplemented with formula? How did you get on? Did baby resist? Is it likely to mess up her digestion? Silly questions possibly but I am a first time mum and feel quite stressed about it all. I also have sore nipples, one of which bled last night just to add to the traumas! I want to continue breast feeding but am finding it very hard at the moment! Help!