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OK so this is not for me, and I know it's stupid, but I'm trying to find a simple "handout" to give to a friend who wants to give her baby "a little" formula while she "waits for her milk" to come in. Her reasoning is that it took 5 days last time and her baby was hungry and lost "a lot" of weight. I've been browsing kelly mom and the best I can do it the nipple "confusion" argument. I know there's got to be something about colostrum and supply.
I told her that if she started supplementing day 1 her supply would never be right and that it's "normal" for babies to lose weight. She said well I'd pump... and I explained that pumping doesn't give the same nipple stim. I've steered her toward a support group, but I'd love some info. (Keep in mind this is a very mainstream mama who started supplementing last time because her 7 month old "stopped growing" and her doc told her that her milk was drying up... time for formula )
Jam 7, Peanut Butter 5, and Bread 2.