Now we are also trying to get her to take formula since I can’t keep up with the pump. I have the daycare offering her the formula in the middle of the day (also around a nap) so that if she screams constantly, they have the back up of a breast milk bottle remaining. She’s only 5 months and not quite ready for solid food and I refuse to mix and toss the hard gained breast milk. She won’t starve in 8 hours…

]]>She thinks its formula even if its breast milk.She is just 12 lb and 24 inches. Her birth weight was 6.9 lb and 19 inches. She has gained only 1 lb in last 2.5 months

]]>My daughter got milk from me, straight from the tap, and formula in a bottle. I was a really truly low supplier. She never had any issues. We would actually do both in one feeding – eat from mommy first, and finish the feeding with 3-4 ounces of formula.

Another suggestion is to always have someone else give the bottle. If you aren’t the one there, they won’t expect Mom’s milk.

Finally – to “elizabeth” yes, is it absolutely possible to get your milk back. Look into “relactation” if your supply is completely gone. Many woman have done it!

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