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2 weeks of booby for Madalyn. And I think we both hit a wall and are frustrated.
She from day 1 has wanted to be on boob every 30 minutes. I can't take it. I'm exhausted and frustrated. I feel horrible turning her to formula. But feel once she gets used to it will be better off.
I wanted to breast feed so bad, got it and now this happens. She freaks out hysterical until I give her the boob. Tried pacifier to help with that with no luck.
((hugs)) It's very normal for babies that small to want to breastfeed that often. The first two weeks are the hardest for sure. It does get better, though. Don't think of it as you failed, though. 2 weeks of breast milk is better than no weeks!
HUGS mama!!! Know that you did a great job for Madalyn and you are not failing her, you are doing what you believe is better for the two of you.
Kynslee was the same way for the first 3 weeks or so of her life. It seemed like all I did was breastfeed her. I tried everything and she'd cry until the got the boob. Then it got a little better but it was still every hour or so that I'd feed her. Don't ask me how I survived, as I'm not sure I did - LOL!! But, somehow I did and it eventually got better. I know how frustrating it can be and I didn't have a toddler at the time to take care of also or I'd probably have quit.
Oh Tiff, you did not fail! You tried and you did your best. There is nothing wrong with giving her formula, it is your decision - you know what's best! 2 weeks of breastmilk is the best you could have given her for a good start too. HUGS xx
It's definitely hard in the beginning for both mama and baby to get the hang of bf. I had issues with Joshua not latching properly and then I was always in pain from sore cracked nipples. I ended up pumping exclusively for 3 months and bottle feeding him the milk. One day I just popped him on the boob to try and wham he took to it like a pro. Have you thought about pumping and bottle feeding her?
If not don't worry about it. Like rachel said some bm is better than none. If you're frustrated then it makes it even harder for baby. You tried and that's all anyone can ask. Nothing wrong with a baby having formula.
No after thinking about it, with my job and 6 day work weeks....I am not pumping.
Thanks ladies. I feel a bit better now. Man with Emma it was so much easier.
She ate every 3 hours no issues. She cried all the time but that was due to her reflux/colic. Madalyn is a good baby. She just want sssooo much food. It's sort of scary.
She will cry after 3 oz of formula, wanting more. And I try so hard to make her wait 3 hours in between, but she won't if she isn't sleeping. So dang...let's see...
Todays formula she'd received:
12 am feeding: 4 oz
3 am feeding: 4 oz
5 am feeding: 3 oz
830 am feeding: 4 oz
1130 am feeding: 4 oz
she's beeing sleeping since 12. She freaked out wanting more at 1 pm but I didn't give her any.
Just seems like alot for a 2 week old to handle.....
Yup she doesn't spit up. Doc said 3 oz every 2 hours is okay but we would rather have her doing 3 oz every 3 hours. Madalyn is such a hungry girl. OMG
Went to her 2 week appt: 8 lbs 4 oz. (was born 7 lbs 6 oz)
Her jaundice is gone, thank god. Said her feeding the way she is is okay....but would like to stretch her out more and get her to take the paci instead.