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I posted this elsewhere and it was moved and I don't know where to! So I figured I would repost!<br>
The LC I talked to recommended the formula from the Nourishing Traditions book. Looks okay to me. But I am wondering if anyone else has any other ideas or recipes?<br>
This will NOT be his only (or even his main) source of food. It will be fed only after he has emptied both breasts and occasionally in the middle of the night as a separate feed.<br>
My partner is nursing him around the clock and he is still constantly hungry. We want to put off solids until he is a year old or so, and right now if we don't start feeding him some kind of formula, I think we're going to have to start solids (he's five months old) because he is constantly hungry. He's not underweight by any means, and maybe he's just in a growth spurt, but for now, we need to feed him SOMETHING.<br>
Any ideas?
 

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I don't have a recipe for you, just a few questions.<br>
If you think he's in a growth spurt, feeding formula will not help. He needs to nurse extra for a few days to increase the milk supply. Giving him a bottle will not increase the amount of milk produced. How long has he been "nursing around the clock"?<br>
You say that you want to hold off on solids til a year or so but if he is truly ready for solids now, they would be healthier for him than formula. He'd be much better off with some sweet potato or avocado than non human milk, which is more likely to cause allergies, which are the main reason to wait on solids.<br>
Is he showing signs of readiness for solids or does he just really like to nurse? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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Oh he wants human food like you would not believe. He reaches for it off our plates, he smacks his lips... he WANTS it. But we just don't want him to have it.<br>
We haven't given him any formula yet (save a bottle of gaot's milk the other day) and won't if we can help it.<br>
He has nursed all night for months... and for the past 2-3 weeks or so has nursed every hour or so during the day. He HAS been on steroids though, which I know can make him hungry and thirsty. Once the steroids are all gone, hopefully he doesn't want to eat so much anymore.<br>
We're giving him a cup of water. We've debated back and forth but we've decided that a few ounces of water during the day is not a huge deal. It comforts him, and if he is thirsty, it quenches that. It's not a lot so we're not super concerned.<br>
Thanks for the reply!
 

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Yeah, I'd say just nurse nurse nurse!<br>
Support your DP- make sure she's getting the space/alone time/ showers/ she needs, and feed her well. Bring her glasses of water.<br>
Suzy's right- avocado or sweet potato would be better than any non-mama milk. And he needs to keep her supply up anyway...
 

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I agree with the pp's responses. A little avacado is wonderful and much better than formula. Good luck mama and I agree that supporting your partner through this will be beneficial to both baby and mamas!
 
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