Just wonder if anyone out there could give me any tips or ideas on combining both breast and bottle feeding? or if anyone been in a similar situation to this....
To start the story my little man is currently fully breast at 5 weeks old. Right from birth pretty much he has had diarrhoea which I have consulted 2 GP's, a pediatrician and neonatal pediatrician about to which all have said it's completely normal in some breastfed bubs and to continue to feed him as he is thriving and not dehydrated. No-one has suggested anything to help to situation (ie diet change on my behalf or medication or something to help ease his pain etc) I just have to go back around 8 weeks to the neonatal ped for a check up.
Now these doctors don't have to put up with listening and watching helplessly to my little man crying and screaming while trying to get most of these poo's out! I have started him Colic Relief which has help a lot with getting the wind and gas out but the pain is still there....don't know why it's so hard for him to pass diarrhoea? He is feeding quite well but when he needs to do a poo his feeds can be a little erratic.
So all this being said I thought I would try him a couple bottles of formula combined with his breastfeeds to see if they help in some way, if it can be done. i would more than likely express the feeds I have missed due to giving him a bottle to help my supply keep up and if I need to go back to fully breastfeeding. If need be I will end up putting him on the bottle if it helps easy his pain as it's quite distressing to us both and I think I am borderline PND so I am willing to do so to give him a happy mummy and hopefully a happy bum.
Hope you can understand all my ramblings and thank you for your help in advance. Kel smile
Kel, WA Jebediah 18/7/05, Balendin 10/10/07