Sonymom - posted on 03/09/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi. I'm a stay at home mom. My baby is 4 months old. Last month the doctor told me to supplement him as he was in the 0.5 percentile for his weight. He told me to give the bottle though the baby does not ask for it. He suggested to bf for 35 min max and then supplement. The lactation consultant told me to let him stay ss much as my baby wanted and feed him every 3 hours even in the night. I was forced to give him formula. After a month now, he is in the 10 percentile. The doctor now told me to restrict bf to 25 min max and then supplement. He said the baby must be tired after sucking a lot (45 min) so won't ask for more milk even though he is hungry. I still want to restrict formula. I try to give him as much expressed milk as possible. Have any of you been in a similar situation? What are your thoughts? Please share.