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We know you're out there! We have a lot of lurkers but not many posters so I'd loveo see that turn around. If you are reading this please say hello and tell us what brought you here - are you currently supplementing or thinking about it? Did you want some advice or info? Were you just curious and dropped by to see what the board was like?
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Saying hi! Baby is only 11 days old so I am still trying to figure out what I am doing. We started supplementing in the hospital because of jaundice and have continued because she is a marathon nurser and I like an occasional break, and her daddy really likes to feed her. Right now she's getting about 3oz of formula over the course of a day.
I'm lurking to see what other people are doing and probably to give myself reassurance that what we're doing is okay. I have some guilt for supplementing for purely selfish reasons. It was one thing when I was worried about her health but right now it really is just nice to hand her to her daddy for a bit.
First of all, it's not selfish at all - you need a break from the constant nursing every now and then and if you can't pump then formula gives you a chance to have a break while letting your LO's daddy take a turn feeding as well. It sounds like you are doing a great job of balancing things!