Dawn in Ohio Posted July 27, 2008 Share Posted July 27, 2008 Maybe baby formula isn't so bad... After breastfeeding five babies, I have finally had my first experience with formula. My daughter has been jaundiced for five weeks. So on Thursday my doctor and I decided that I should stop breastfeeding for 48 hours to find out if she had breast milk jaundice (or if there was a more serious problem going on). I was prepared for this to be a difficult 2 days for Grace, but to my surprise she did great. She didn't have any problem drinking from the bottle. She didn't even act bewildered when I first stuck it in her mouth. (I was a bit offended. :confused1:) She slept 7 hours straight Thursday night and 9 hours straight Friday night. This is by far the best she has ever done at night. It felt so good to get a good night's sleep. And then the most surprising thing was how content and happy she was. She was so peaceful. No fussing at all. With breastfeeding, she is hard to burp and often twists around as though her tummy hurts or she has gas. With the formula, she was very content. I am kind of depressed right now. I started nursing her again yesterday evening. And she was up 3 times during the night! And she is having trouble getting back to sleep after each feeding. She keeps waking from her sleep with bouts of crying. She'll draw her legs up and get all tense, as though her tummy hurts. So what do I do? I love breastfeeding!! I can't imagine not nursing my sweet baby. But she obviously felt a lot better on the formula. With breastfeeding everyone tells you that you are doing what is best for your baby... but now I'm not so sure. Ugh!! I am very frustrated right now. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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