what is the best formula to incorporate with breastmilk

Sabrina - posted on 06/23/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my milk production has been low since my return to work, and i am now incorporating formula. initially she was taking the formula Goodstart , but now she doesn't seem to care for it

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Guggie - posted on 06/24/2009

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Have you checked out the milk bank groups on facebook? Also if you visit www.mothering.com/discussions and search in your tribal area, there are many women willing to donate milk.



You can even buy milk on ebay nowadays.

Natasha - posted on 06/24/2009

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Quoting Shannon:

I went back to work when my son was just under 4 months old... since then I have tried the cookies someone suggested, eating oatmeal every day... so boring... I take 6 fenugreek capsules a day, I drink almost 64oz of water or iced tea made from the mother milk tea bags and natural sugar mixed with a bit of raspberry tea(all decaf!). My supply still is low as far as pumping goes, so I have just come to realize that I am not a person who can pump alot.. some can some can't.. that is life. Sooo, I pump what I can each day, still nurse as often as possible when I am home. I on average pump about 6 to 8 oz a day, and on my days off I try to get atleast 3 4oz bags frozen for the days I can't get the 8oz.
My son takes 2 6oz bottles while I am at work. I then take my 8oz and split it between the two bottles, and then add 2oz of Good Start Natural Cultures to each. My son has been taking them this way now for about 3 months with no complaints...
So my recommendation is to mix the two together to get her used to it more if switching over completely, or do as I do if you wish to continue breastfeedinga bit longer.



i use the same formula when needed. i can only breastfeed from my right breast. the tissue in my left never fully developed through puberty so i sometimes have to use formula. my baby is 5 months old and i breastfeed her about 97% of the time and the rest with formula. the natural cultures is suppose to be really good and my little girl has had no complaints at all.



 



good luck :)

Shannon - posted on 06/24/2009

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I went back to work when my son was just under 4 months old... since then I have tried the cookies someone suggested, eating oatmeal every day... so boring... I take 6 fenugreek capsules a day, I drink almost 64oz of water or iced tea made from the mother milk tea bags and natural sugar mixed with a bit of raspberry tea(all decaf!). My supply still is low as far as pumping goes, so I have just come to realize that I am not a person who can pump alot.. some can some can't.. that is life. Sooo, I pump what I can each day, still nurse as often as possible when I am home. I on average pump about 6 to 8 oz a day, and on my days off I try to get atleast 3 4oz bags frozen for the days I can't get the 8oz.

My son takes 2 6oz bottles while I am at work. I then take my 8oz and split it between the two bottles, and then add 2oz of Good Start Natural Cultures to each. My son has been taking them this way now for about 3 months with no complaints...

So my recommendation is to mix the two together to get her used to it more if switching over completely, or do as I do if you wish to continue breastfeedinga bit longer.

Samantha - posted on 06/23/2009

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There are ways you can increase your supply to help with production. If you pump as often as she would nurse it should help. Also to help increase supply you could pump right after she nurses at home as well to help stimulate more production. Oats and increased water helps. I have a cookie recipe that will help with lacation if you want it i can send it to you.. Just let me know. I wish you luck! :)

Melissa - posted on 06/23/2009

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I had the same problem with my daughter. If you can pump a few extra times during the day and increase your fluids, your milk should increase.

Good Luck

Chelseaszidik - posted on 06/23/2009

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I would be happy to give you some info on getting your milk supply up. I do not advocate formula. You CAN feed her exclusively with breast-milk. Don't underestimate your own power and the power of your body.

Amber - posted on 06/23/2009

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I would use most likely enfamil.


Quoting Sabrina:

what is the best formula to incorporate with breastmilk

my milk production has been low since my return to work, and i am now incorporating formula. initially she was taking the formula Goodstart , but now she doesn't seem to care for it


 

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