My lil one is a little over 2 weeks and I been trying to breastfed mostly, I do some formula but I try not to do some much. It does seem like lately either I am not making enough milk or he doesn't want it, he'll suck for a lil both breast and stop. He does still seem hungry and will eat more if I give him formula but won't take anymore breast,it seems like once they don't fell as full he gives up. Anyone else have or had this issue? Any advice would be nice. TIA
Why are you giving him formula? Not judging, but that's most probably why he doesn't want the breast, he doesn't have to work as hard with the bottle as he does with the breast, I'd probably cut formula if he's growing fine with the breast, if you wanna keep up breastfeeding...
I agree with bia. I’d keep him to the breast more. It’s all about supply and demand. If your body doesn’t think it needs it, your supply will be reduced.
If you want to be successful I would cut out the formula for now. The more he nurses the more you will produce. Giving formula this young is only going to make breastfeeding unsuccessful.
Lots of skin to skin, make sure you’re eating and drinking enough, and latch as often as possible. It’s so normal for newbs to constantly nurse, that’s how they increase your supply.
Any bottles baby is given should be pace fed in order to avoid bottle preference. Also, anytime baby is given a bottle, you will need to pump (if they haven’t nursed too). It is NOT recommended to pump before 6 weeks unless they are missing a nursing session.
I agree with what everyone here is saying.