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Do you want to breastfeed?
If you do this is not a reason to introduce formula and will make it hard for you to continue...
If you want to formula feed that's fine go with a soy based one , but I stress if you actually want to breast feed don't introduce formula right now,see a lactation consultant if you're worried or call the national breast feeding association
In the beginning it's not really "milk," so they seem hungrier. After the first week-10 days you will see a change in your milk and a cut back in frequency of you are feeding on demand.
Agree with the other post. Call breastfeeding association. Or look up Milk Meg on fb. She is a lactatiom consultant and writes awesome information and provides a strong network for breastfeeding mothers. Please dont turn to formula so easily. Its expensive and not even third on the list for World Health Organisation as preferred form of feeding a newborn/baby. Call or visit the breastfeeding association website. Or better yet- talk to your midwife?! They will get you in touch with a lactation consultant who will assure you that your body is and can make enough milk. Only 3 percent of women cannot.
Btw i was not arguing i was truly wondering.
Do you realise that wet nurses and donors are not 100% safe, just like blood donations.
Wet nurses and breast milk donations are also not as accessible as formula.
Your clearly a breastfeeding advocate.
I am a feed you baby however you please as long as bubs fed, warm and happy advocate
Neither of us are auctually answering ops question
hunny if you cant breastfeed then don't don't stress over it its not for everyone and I'm sick of it being forced
I remember when I had my first there was a lady that walked around hospital with a stocking boob forcing us new mums to breast feed a really cant breast feed and I thought I was a bad mum for not breast feeding but soon relised it was ok and my choice
I use nan comfort my boy has been on it since birth he's now 3 weeks old, no issues at all!
He had a terrible latch. Had to stop after a day :(
I mixed fed 5 out of 7 of my kids from 2 days old same reason I wasn't making enough there is nothing wrong with it at all was always told breast first top up formula.
I was told gold was better had more in it but found if gave belly pains and very unsettled I found karicare was great was a little thicker than some of the others
also money wise s26 is the same as SMS just one cost almost $30 and the other $15 but is made by same people and is the some product found that out from a few of the nurses at hospital
at the end of the day darl you my pick a brand and bubs wont take to it you could try up to 2-5 diff brands before you find the right one for bubs
I read it as particularly defensive. If you didn't that's fine.
a trick I was told if your not sure how much bubs is getting express it and put into bottle feed that way you know which will also help milk flow better you can also freeze it for 12 months defrost and warm it up if you find you start making to much
Google home made lactaid. This is a good way to give bubs a bit extra if you need to without giving a bottle (that's if you want to still breastfeed).
S26 Gold is what the hospital uses