Carolina - posted on 10/13/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
My husband and I have a 3 month old son who has been exclusively breastfed since birth. I brag about this every chance I get because I was not so successful with my first two children. Now that i have a great supply and our baby is gaining weight wonderfully he wants to start giving him one bottle of formula a day. Actually as I write he is at the grocery store buying the can and I am in complete panic and praying that the baby will not tolerate it! His reasoning for wanting to give him formula? he feels that from what he has observed he is not being fed "long enough" and that he should be woken up to feed in the middle of the night every 2 hours even though we have been told that at night he can go no more than 4 hours without a feeding since he is being fed on demand during the day. Since birth our baby has never been a 20 minute feeder on both sides. He gets great amounts of milk at feeding time and will feed at maximum for 10 minutes. I have even at times tried to have him feed longer even after burping and he is just not interested. I have begged and begged him not to give him formula which has caused countless arguments in the middle of the night and constant hovering when he is being fed. Any advice on what i should do?