You can't fix low milk supply or combo-feed?!?
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|Thu, 01-06-2011 - 12:56pm|
Something interesting I have run across a number of time lately on other websites is mothers with real or imagined low milk supply who just assumed they couldn't do anything to fix it so they switch formula. On a related note is mothers with real or imagine low supply who don't realize that even if they can't produce 100% of the BM they baby needs, they can combine BM and formula and as such they switch completely to formula. What I don't understand is where are these people getting the idea that they can't generally fix low supply or safely combine BM and formula if they can't exclusively BF. Now in some cases some mothers are probably just not bothering to try and fix their low supply (if it's even true low supply) because they were really never that committed to BF'ing in the first place. The same may also hold true with combo-feeding. I also suspect that in some cases they may consider combo/mixed--feeding to be too much work and just switching completely to formula would be easier. Also, I suspect that some doctors are misleading these mothers into believing there is nothing they can do to increase their supply.
So why do you think people are mislead into believing they can't increase a low milk supply?
Also, why do you think some moms with real or imagined low supply don't at least consider combo-feeding as a backup plan if their attempts to increase their low supply does not work or if they just don't know how to fox low supply? Do they think it might harm their child in some way?