From bottle feeding to exclusive breastfeeding

by lilly

Was breast feeding up to 4 weeks, then got an infection and was very sick so introduced bottle feeding as a top up for breastfeeding.

Now my milk supply has reduced and am mostly bottle feeding, she prob has about 6 to 8 bottles and gets about 8fl oz of breast milk now. Can I still go back breastfeeding without giving any bottles and what is the best way of going about it??

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Jun 25, 2011
Reestablish milk supply
by: Tracy

Breast milk production works on supply and demand, so in other words...the more you breastfeed or stimulate milk flow with massage etc. the more milk you will produce...even if you are producing very small amounts now, you can breastfeed exclusively.

What you need to do:

- Breastfeed as often as you possibly can.
- Start pumping in between breastfeeding sessions.
- Eat a bowl of oats every morning
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily

The best way to do this is to continue with the formula and slowly decrease the amount of formula given as your own milk supply starts to increase.

pages that will be helpful...

- How breast milk production works

- Combination feeding

- Exclusive breastfeeding

Hope this helps

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