For some new mothers, breastfeeding is a challenge and in some cases, it can are most often nearly impossible. Stress, illness and previous surgeries are just some of the reasons that a new mother may under-produce breast milk. If you have recently given birth and discover that, despite the best efforts, you are not producing enough breast milk, you should speak with your pediatrician about supplementing your breastfeeding with baby formula. It can be a bitter pill but when, like me, you find that your baby is still hungry at the conclusion of a feeding, deciding to supplement is actually a complete no-brainer.
If your baby is not really showing any obvious warning signs of allergies or sensitivities (gas, diarrhea and also the like) you can start with any cow’s milk based brand that appeals to you. Understand that all formulas sold in america are governed from the FDA which means you can be certain the nutrition guidelines are similar from brand to brand. Similac, Enfamil, Nestle or (and i also wish this had been available after i was supplementing my baby) organic brands like Horizon are all fine places to start. We used powdered formula and bottles with disposable inserts for mixing however, you can also buy formula in super convenient prepared to use bottles and concentrated liquid formulas that you simply can mix quickly with water. Obviously, work in your economics and hectic schedule but when your infant is established on formula, you can switch between these different kinds that you need to.
As soon as you pick a formula, it won’t take long to determine if your child doesn’t like it or if perhaps it doesn’t accept her system. She will show you unequivocally with fussing, crying, turning her head out of the bottle, spitting up, vomiting or with some truly awful diapers and gas. Definitely speak to your doctor with this however, you may need to change to a formula with low or no lactose or one made out of soy milk. In every case, never, ever make an effort to feed your child regular cow’s milk or soy milk… they may be simply not nutritionally complete enough to get a developing baby.
If you can, you should still let your child breastfeed before offering a bottle. For me personally, it worked something like this: I would personally form a bottle first, then sit down with my baby to breast feed. When he lost interest in breastfeeding, I would personally offer him the bottle and, if he took it right away, I would personally let him drink as much of that bottle as he wanted. Remember lumovz sucking formula coming from a bottle is far more easy than getting it out of your breast that your particular baby might become “lazy” about breastfeeding so always breastfeed first and become absolutely sure they are making an endeavor before you offer the bottle.
Finally, how will you know in case your baby is to get enough formula? Unsurprisingly, you will know if you are feeding your baby enough formula by looking for the very same signs of satiation that you do with breast feeding: sleepiness, falling the bottle and what every mother might call slight “intoxication.” In the long run, the top thing you can do is trust your instincts and never worry a lot of, anyway. In the end, we’re talking about our babies!