Wanting to breastfeed only.

Itzel - posted on 06/03/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My new born is 8 weeks now and I had started feeding him with Only breastmilk, but after he turned 3 weeks old I started giving him formula also. Now he drinks more formula than breastmilk. My supply went low. What can I do to start breastfeeding my son only?

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Dove - posted on 06/04/2015

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Stop the bottles. if he's hungry... latch him to the breast even if he nursed 10 minutes ago. If you absolutely MUST give a bottle... make sure it's as little as possible and you pump as well. The more you nurse, the more milk you will make.

Be sure to keep yourself well hydrated and fed. Oatmeal can help many women w/ breast milk production.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/04/2015

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Well, start weening him off of the bottle. Replace a bottle with breast and slowly make the transition. Also, pump your breastmilk instead of giving formula so gets more milk, and this will also build your supply back up. Also, you could offer breast before giving him the bottle and that may help.

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Itzel - posted on 06/04/2015

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I started latching him on my breast today and he stays hungry because he stays fussy. How long will it take for my supply to get back up, do you know?

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