Feeling guilty about supplementing

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

Do not feel guilty at all! Some people do not respond well to pumping. Your baby can get more milk out of your breast than a pump. I agree with previous posters about nursing on demand to up your supply. You can also take supplements such as fenugreek or make lactation cookies. Once I came back to work my supply went down, I started taking the lacatation supplements from the honest company. That brand was suggested by my local la leche league and it really worked great for me. I also noticed that I could pump more milk from my medela freestyle versus my medela in style. 

Post # 32
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 I think the only thing to feel guilty about would be if you didn’t supplement and starved your baby!!  You are doing everything you can – breast-feeding is so hard!!!  My son is 10 weeks and we still have not gotten it figured out!  He has had two tongue tie revisions  and still can only nurse for a few minutes and has to take a bottle most of the time. I am giving up on nursing at three months if he does not improve and will just pump a few times a day and supplement with formula,  and I don’t feel guilty about it!! I tried SO hard, maybe too hard ( I actually feel guilty about putting him through it all),  and I have to know when to give up. A happy fed maybe it is better than a breast-feeding baby if they can’t be one in the same.

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