Needing a bottle of expressed milk too every night?! Low supply?
I've been EBFing now for nearly 11 weeks. My little one has always been an efficient feeder and was never much of cluster feeder.
The past week at night she has been fussy, crying when she rarely cries! I can usually rock her to sleep in my arms but tonight it wasn't happening. She was latching on then coming off screaming then latching back on...
So I decided to give her a 3oz bottle of expressed breast milk and she wolfed it down!! Then went back on the boob where she is now in a deep sleep!!
I know this is probably a growth spurt (she's in 6-9mth clothes at 10 weeks old!!) I'm actually scared now my supply is low and she needs a bottle as well every night. I'm worried she has actually been hungry the last few nights ... Any input ladies?!
sounds like a growth spurt. my kids scream like that sometimes. i figured it was either too fast or too slow of milk flow. you could try switching sides, see if that helps. your supply will increase the more she feeds, so try not to give her EBM. if you are worried about your supply, you could always start pumping for 5-10 minutes after feeding. your supply will increase pretty quickly and she should be more satisfied.
There's a big growth spurt at 3 months. If bfing has been fine up until now, than I'm pretty sure your supply is just fine
Just hang in there. The cluster feeding will only last a few days and everything should be back to normal afterwards!
It sounds like a growth spurt but I wouldn't get into the habit of giving expressed milk on top of nursing unless that milk has been expressed that day. Your baby needs to nurse to encourage your supply to increase to meet it's needs.
I know, me using an expressed bottle wasn't the right thing to do it was a quick fix so I've just been trying to soothe her as much as I can and offer boob. It seems to be working my HV told me she's teething too so I picked up some teetha for her. Thanks for advice ladies
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