New mom with concerns over breast feeding

Isheen - posted on 11/09/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




I am a working mom. After maternity leave of 40 days I left my girl with a care giver to join my official duty. Then I had to introduced formula for my baby along with pumped breast milk.I used to fed her my breast milk directly when ever I am with her back from office.Now for the past two months she has completely stopped drinking from me. When I try she would scream, forcefully stretches back from breast. The only time she drinks from me is during midnight when she is thirst/hungry in middle of sleep.That too last for maximum 5 minutes only. I feel my milk supply has reduced because of her rejection. I am not getting enough to pump and feed also.She has doubled her birth weight but looks very skinny. We went to home country for vacation last month. After reaching back here she got cold and flu twice. I am worried if her immunity is dropping because of no beast feed. I have introduced Cerelac - Stage 1 to her. Only 2 - 3 spoons she eats.Sometime vomits entire feed.Please help me with ideas to restart my breast feeding.


Michelle - posted on 11/09/2013




You may just need to formula feed her. It does confuse them sometimes if you try to breast and bottle feed. They tend to want just one or the other.
You haven't said how ole she is but I'm guessing only little since you have only been on leave for 40 days. She doesn't need any solids until she is 6 months old. I would up the amount of formulas and decrease the breastfeeding.
Unfortunately it doesn't always work out.
Next time you may want to take longer off work as 1 month is nowhere near enough time to establish both a breastfeeding and bottlefeeding routine.


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