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ZoeyMakesThree 09-21-2012 02:10 PM

BFing and Supplementing
 
DS is 4 months and not gaining well.Today pedi said I need to start supplementing after bfing him. I have been working to up my supply but that does not seem to be the issue. The pedi and LC say he looks tongue tied and I dont want to clip it at this age. Soooo, I just dont see how I will be able to have time to bf and then bottle feed after every feeding from now on. I dont want to stop bfing completely so what do I do? Is it possible to just bf at night and a couple daytime feedings and the rest be formula. I am so confused as to what to do.

l_Kimmie_l 09-21-2012 03:02 PM

Re: BFing and Supplementing
 
I was having to suppliment with DS4 after breastfeeding as my supply was low. I would nurse first till he was done then give a 4 ounce bottle. It helped to up my supply (I no longer suppliment) but gave him the nutrients he needed to grow. I tried doing bottles during the day, but my supply went way down. I do not recommend that.

crunchymom2b 09-21-2012 04:45 PM

Re: BFing and Supplementing
 
If you dont wantto use bottles you canuse a supplemental nursing system, that way he can get the extra calories while hes nursing

crunchymom2b 09-21-2012 04:46 PM

Re: BFing and Supplementing
 
oh and why dont you want to fix the TT?

Connor 09-21-2012 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by crunchymom2b
oh and why dont you want to fix the TT?

Yeah that! It can cause lots of issues besides just difficulty breastfeeding.

ZoeyMakesThree 09-21-2012 07:58 PM

Well he is 4 months so pedi said he is kinda old to fix it?

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KelseyH 09-21-2012 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ZoeyMakesThree
Well he is 4 months so pedi said he is kinda old to fix it?

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My DH is 29 and when our ENT specialist clipped DS at 9 weeks he offered to clip DH's. He said no :P haha

He is NOT too old. It can cause speech problems among other things as he gets older - just get it clipped! It's so worth it!! Promise :)

Sarah-B 09-21-2012 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ZoeyMakesThree
DS is 4 months and not gaining well.Today pedi said I need to start supplementing after bfing him. I have been working to up my supply but that does not seem to be the issue. The pedi and LC say he looks tongue tied and I dont want to clip it at this age. Soooo, I just dont see how I will be able to have time to bf and then bottle feed after every feeding from now on. I dont want to stop bfing completely so what do I do? Is it possible to just bf at night and a couple daytime feedings and the rest be formula. I am so confused as to what to do.

How much does your baby weigh?
Also there is a growth chart that is specifically for breastfed babies. It is called The Who. I bet your baby is a different percentile of growth according to that chart. Breastfed babies often gain slower.

Also I would do what the other mama said where he gets the formula through a tube/feeding system whole at the breast.
Good luck!
Hang in there :D


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