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Breastfeeding - bottle at night(3 Posts)
I have reposted this as think I initially put It in the wrong place ( new to mumsnet!)
My LO is 6 weeks old and I decided to try a bottle of formula last night to see if it got her to sleep better in the night so I could finally get some sleep. Prior to this I have been EBF and she has been gaining weight well and wetting nappies / pooing etc. She slept 3 hours which is great for us.
In the morning my right breast was really engorged, she fed from it and I fed as normal through the day. I noticed the right breast was much smaller than the left and she was fussing when feeding on that side which is new and was not content or full until I fed from the left
Could this all be due to one bottle of formula??
1. Continue with night formula and just feed more from right breast in the day
2 just stop the formula
3. Start expressing - if so how often
Thank you smile
Did the formula help her sleep better? Was feeling uncomfortable worth it? It's a difficult one isn't it . I used to sleep with my babies and didn't find night feeds too bad
I would always pump as soon as possible after skipping a feed. Engorged boobs can lead to mastitis and you really don't want that.
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