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    KBecks is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Mar 2004

    Default Combo feeding (breast milk and formula)

    One bit of information I wish I had was that formula is not BAD for the baby. I wanted to breastfeed, but needed to supplement with formula, and while I was freaked out about giving my son formula, it did help him gain weight and be more comfortable.

    I was totally stressed in the hospital because my son was not gaining weight and they wanted to give him formula. I wish I had known to relax about it and allow it to happen without worrying so much about the "damage" a bottle would do.

    My son has gone back and forth from bottle to breast very well, and I was told that some docs think nipple confusion doesn't exist.

    I'd appreciate it if any books recognized that a child doesn't have to be 100% breast fed, a little formula won't harm the baby and sometimes it is beneficial to give mom a break and baby the extra calories it needs.

    Karen, mom to three beautiful boys, 10/2004, 7/2006 and 10/2008!
    trying to spend less time online, doh!

    *I regret choosing circumcision for my sons.*
    Our new arrival is NOT circed.

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    Join Date
    Jan 1970

    Default RE: Combo feeding (breast milk and formula)

    We hear you---we will try to address this issue in the next edition. Good points!

    Alan & Denise Fields, authors

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