How To Introduce Formula Bottle To A Breastfeeding Baby

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Jenn2 - June 28

My little girl is 2 weeks old, and is having a hard time digesting br___tmilk. I am wanting to try feeding her a pre-digested formula at nights, so that she (and I) can sleep better. She has no problem br___tfeeding, and will take a pumped bottle ( no problem). I tried giving her a formula bottle today, and she took 1 ounce, and then started screaming her lungs out!! I then offered her the br___t, and she ate with no problem. How are you supposed to introduce formula to a br___tfeeding baby? Has anyone else ever had this problem?

 

Trac - June 28

I haven't ever heard of any baby having trouble digesting b___stmilk. (Unless they have a milk allergy and you drink a lot of milk, in that case you just cna't drink milk while b___stfeeding). If anything, it is formula that is harder for their little tummies to digest. I would say if she is crying after drinking the formula to back off. At 2 weeks, b___st feeding on demand is the best way to make sure your milk supply is established. I learned with both my babies that putting them on a "schedule" never worked for us because some days they would want to eat more than others.You can read articles on kellymom.com for some answers to common b___stfeeding questions. Good luck to you.

 

starr - June 29

That may be pretty difficult to do.My 2wk old will not take one drop of formula so I just gave up trying to give it to her.I was trying to supplement the b___st milk with formula but she hates the formula so I will just continue BF.Sorry to hear that your baby won't digest b___st milk.I've never heard of that.Let us know if u find something that works.Good Luck.

 

krista-lee - June 29

try burping her after every ounce or so, formula bottles make babies more ga__sy than b___st :)

 

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