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June 17th, 2013, 07:04 PM
MerinSun MerinSun is offline
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Yes, if you can pump you can supplement without relying too much on formula. What you can do is get a pumping bra, put it on tight. Lower one side and nurse Nolan but leave the other side up with the pumping stuff connected. Pump the whole time you're nursing Nolan. Then have your husband feed Corbin the pumped milk. Or, do one or two formula feedings but still pump. When you are at least one feeding ahead you can set up a boppy between your legs and while pumping/nursing you're bottle feeding Corbin. It's going to be awkward and frustrating at first but you'll get the hang of it. I pump while bottle feeding Rowan and handling Alex crawling all over me, lol. Big time saver is storing the pump stuff in the fridge instead of washing each time. I just wash once a day.

You may also need to fortify your pumped milk. We do .5 teaspoon formula for every 3 ounces of breast milk. Rowan eats 2 oz at a time.

'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!

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