10-27-2003, 08:40 PM
My 11 day old daughter was originally latching on well and feeding approx 20 mins per breast. Unfortunately my milk did not come in right away and my pediatrician recommended supplementing with formula after feeding from the breast - which is still continuing to this day. Now my daughter latches on rather hungrily at first but after 5 minutes of good sucking gets really lazy, loosens her latch and eventually falls asleep or takes herself off the breast. Then, to make things worse, she is having difficulty napping - I think it's b/c it is easier to take from the bottle than the breast but we limit her bottle to 1 1/2 ounces of formula after a feed. I also think the reason her latch and sucking have changed is b/c it's easier to get something from the bottle vs. the breast. Any suggestions for what I can do to improver her feedings and get rid of the bottle?? HELP! Thanks.