Post # 31
bzbride2277 : I think eating a bottle is much easier than the work of nursing. So yes she’ll eat more formula because it’s simply easier than nursing. Granted that’s my take on it. As for the eating, my son was up to eating 35-45 oz’s a day given the day really quick. He’s also 15 lbs at 2 months old, and no he’s not overfed or obese, he’s just a solid baby.
Post # 32
5 ounces… and being hungry that quickly doesnt seem normal.. maybe she needs a pacifier.. some babies just need something in their mouths…. or your breasts…
Post # 33
Do you have a sling? I’d suggest trying to learn at home how to walk around and nurse baby in the sling at the same time. That way you’ll get good at it and then you can take baby to the mall or whatever and wander around nursing as needed. Most slings have an extra tail of fabric you can drape over yourself to maintain privacy if you are self-conscious. If you can find some breastfeeding support meetings that would also help, because at least you could get out of the house to a place where everyone else was nursing babies, too!
Post # 34
I don’t think I saw this in the comments anywhere, but maybe your baby has a strong sucking reflex and you should consider a pacifier if you are unable to keep baby at the breast for long periods of time.