Hi All! Currently expecting baby 2 and would love to exclusively breastfeed them. It’s a long post so I apologise and thank those who take the time to read. A little story about my experience with DD. She was born at 37 weeks and was really little at 2.2kg. She latched within 20 minutes of being born but within an hour the hospital gave her formula as she was so little they were worried about her blood sugar levels. I continued to breastfeed every 3 hours (we would wake her) and then give her a little formula after from a cup not bottle. After 2 days in the delivery ward, I was breastfeeding on demand. Within a week of giving birth she breastfeed near constantly and this continued and didn’t stop. She was never satisfied and even if she was feeding for hours (one day she literally was on my boob 8-13.00) she’d scream until I supplemented with formula. I started pumping as I was trying to stop with formula and supplement with breastmiIk instead (I’d get just enough for a full feed so don’t think itbwas a supply problem). I was breastfeeding on one side and pumping on the other. I did this until 4 months, a horrific cycle of feeding, pumping, and guilt everytime I needed to resort to formula. One day she just stopped eating. Everytime she latched to boob or bottle after a couple of suckles she’d turn her head. She just couldn’t eat. Eventually we ended up in hospital where she was diagnosed with severe silent reflux and said the constant feeding was initially comforting to her and gave her relief during the feed but as soon as she stopped the reflux caused pain needing her to eat again. Until she realised it was feeding causing the pain and she stopped. We were put on special formula and medication and within 2 days I had a completely different happy little baby who could go longer than 1.5 hours between feeds! My milk supply completely dwindled from her stopping eating and then switching to this new formula. BUT I loved breastfeeding and really wanted to do this until she was 1 year. Soooo this is my question. What did I do wrong here? Is there anything I can do differently next time to prevent this? Do you have any tips? They will do growth scans this time to check baby but if I have a small bubba again I’m wondering if I should refuse the formula supplement, or do you think that’s dangerous for baby?