I have 3 months old baby she use to have a formula 16oz in a day with mix breastfeed , but now she doesn't want to take formula anymore she likes breastfeeding . Ism giving him a formula in the morning but it will take time before she will take it sometimes she won't take it. What's the reason maybe she's getting more milk to my breast?

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Aleks - posted on 01/13/2013

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Totally agree with Dove.

It seems like your baby is getting enough from breastfeeds and doesn't need the formula. So just drop the formula (unless of course you want to switch) and just stick with breastfeeding, I am sure that if you DON'T have enough your baby will surely show it - being cranky, crying, wishing to feed all the time or more likely, getting angry and frustrated at the breast and then unlatching, crying. The lack of dirty/wet nappies will be another clue.

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Alicia - posted on 01/28/2013

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Nursing is supply and demand, if you supplement with formula remember your body will not produce that amout. The more you nurse the more you body will produce. Sometimes supplementing irregularly may cause stomach upset due to breastmilk being easily digested. If the baby appears satisfied then they are getting enough. Good job baby, keep nursing momma breast milk is best. If you concerned about getting enough milk, watch you baby nurse, notice the suck, suck swallow, motion of their jaw and throat. You will be able to see when they suck and they swallow as you nurse!

Celeste - posted on 01/21/2013

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Just wanted to ditto the other ladies. As long as baby is getting enough diapers (6-8, no matter content) baby is getting plenty. Leaking or lack there of, pump output, feel of breasts, are NOT good indicators of supply. I'd stop the formula, not only because she doesn't like it, but giing bottles can impact supply.

I'm the admin of a breastfeeding group, you are more than welcome to post any concerns you have :)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/17/2013

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Leaky breasts is a good thing. She clearly does not want formula. If you want to still give her a bottle, maybe express milk between each feeding and stock up. It is not a bad thing to give her a bottle, it will help her get used to to. But you are giving her plenty of breast milk. And, remember, expressing milk to save never gives you as much as the baby can get out of you, so don't worry if you only get a couple of ounces from each breast. Just freeze and save it.

Aleks - posted on 01/16/2013

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Leaky breasts mean you have too much. The feel of breasts does not indicate what you are or are not producing. Same goes for amount expressed. This too is not an indicator of how much your produce.

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if she doesn't want the formula, don't force her. it's pretty likely she's getting enough from you, maybe formula makes her too full and doesn't taste as good. i don't blame her, formula stinks, might as well taste bad too, haha.

Hazelle Flores - posted on 01/16/2013

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Thank you everything is ok, I just don't have an idea before I breastfeed then add formula because I thought I don't have enough milk cause I thought without a leak from your breast it means you don't have enough milk.

Aleks - posted on 01/07/2013

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Then she is definitively getting enough milk from breastfeeding...

As long as there is enough nappies both wet and dirty (with poo) during the day then that should say you have enough for her.
Is there any specific reason you are using formula and breastfeeding? Sounds like your baby prefers purely breastfeeding.

Hazelle Flores - posted on 01/07/2013

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Iam wondering if she's getting enough milk to my breast ? She's not fussy and she sleep well.

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