KATHYWITHPP help?! (m)
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|Sun, 12-05-1999 - 10:42pm|
KATHYWITHPP help?! (m)
I know that you get lots of questions, so please forgive me for taking advantage of your expertise. I have two questions, but first here is a little background. I am a first time mommy of a 7 1/2 week old baby girl. She has been a wonderful nurser since birth (they called her "hoover" in the hospital!). She had her first bottle of pumped breast mild at around 3 - 4 weeks of age and had no problem going from bottle to breast. She does not use a pacifier at all and between her 2 week and 4 week appointment gained more than an ounce a day. Very healthy girl . . . I think.
First problem/question -- She has had formula on a couple of occasions (i.e., in public places where I was not ready to nurse in public yet and she was screaming), but never more than 4 ounces in one day and never more than once or twice in one week. Most of the bottles she has is breast milk and those bottles are few and far between. Am I doing her harm by giving her formula in those emergency situations? I try hard to feed her right before we go anywhere so that she is fat and happy for a couple of hours. Will it maker her tummy sick?
Second problem/question -- I went to church today and left her home with daddy. She had two bottles of breast milk in my absence. She nursed twice after I got home very vigorously and drained me pretty well (I could even feel the milk letting down from the ducts in my armpits!). Then around 8 p.m. or so she began to SCREAM and when I tried to put her to the breast she would seem happy to be there and then the next second she was screaming again. This is very unusual for her. She is usually happy to be at the breast. After two hours of her screaming I broke down and gave her a bottle and she gulped it down as if she were starving. She did cry twice during the feeding, but she seemed happier with the bottle than with mommies milk! I am in tears because I dont know what I did wrong. Please advise me. I am going back to work in a week and she will HAVE to have bottles in my absence. What should I do? Is this isolated or is she getting colic or thrush? HELP?!
Many thanks in advance, Monica & Morgan (10/14/99)