Do I give supplemental nursing system a go??
I have a very sickly 7-week old baby and have been given baby Gaviscon to give her. I felt uneasy giving it to her with water (as instructed on the packet) so have been mixing it with pumped breast milk.
This means I've been cup feeding her three times a day. I have been struggling cup feeding as she tends to gulp rather than lap the milk, and now she's not latching on properly when breastfeeding! I have been told about the supplemental nursing system and was thinking I might try it. How do I get started?
We weaned and cup fed instead
We weaned at 2 3/4 years of age. My breasts were sore, and Baby could understand that. But drinking from the cup "didn't hurt Mommy" so baby and Mom both agreed!
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by Heather Hill
I never knew these things existed can I get them in the UK?? Thank you
Using a syringe
I have been both breastfeeding, pumping, and supplementing with formula. My son is eight days old and sucks the bottle dry every time. He is consuming 50ml of formula/breast milk (pumped) mix (breastmilk 20ml/ formula 30ml). I have flat nipples, and my baby is having a very hard time latching on. I have been trying to feed him horizontally to help bring his suck back; I have been trying to bring out my nipples using reverse nipple softening, I have been pumping.
He gets so angry and upset when he can't latch. He moves his head so much, and his fingers and hands always get in the way. I have tried a nipple shield (if he can't latch to it, it falls off, it tends to slide off, even when trying to put water on it.) Is there any hope for me to give this baby a happy feeding??? My boyfriend says that giving him a syringe will only frustrate him more and make him cry more because he's used to the bottle. Is he right?