My baby is 6 weeks old & I went back to work 2 weeks pp. I have been pumping & DS has been getting bottles of ebm & some of formula. I nurse on demand at night & he does fine. He usually gets 2-3 bottles a day when I am not around. When I do try to nurse in the early morning & when I am home late afternoon, sometimes he will nurse fine for a few minutes & then get real fussy & refuse to eat anymore. He will scream & scream & doesn't stop until he gets a bottle which he takes just fine. Sometimes he refuses the breast right from the start. I know it would have been preferable to nurse exclusively all this time, but it was just not an option. I am pretty sure I am getting enough milk for him & I am worried that if he doesn't start taking the breast more that my supply will start to get low. How do I deal with him when he gets fussy & refuses the breast? After about 15 min of frustration, I just give up. What do I do? Help.
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9/17/06 at 12:48pm