My LO is 1month today and is feeding like a mad man!
Day times he is amazing. Feeds great off the breast, feeds regularily.
Then night time comes and he turns into a feeding monster!
I started pumping after feeds so DH can feed from 8-midnight and I can get some sleep in between. I usually can get about 8oz throughout the whole day for him to eat at night. At first it worked great, but now that he is going through this feeding frenzy it does not tied him over.
He will eat all 8oz and still be hungry. DH tries everything and LO screams until he gets more milk. Then DH has to come get me up to BF.
Last night he just ate too much in the end and we were up till 5am with him spitting up, bad gas and then wanting more food.
Doctor has told us to feed on demand. I always give him the breast and look to see if he is just suckling or actually eatting and 9 times out of 10 he is eatting.
The doctor suggested to supplement with formula at night to make him fuller for longer and to help him sleep better. Has anybody done this before?
I was told to breast feed all the way up till bed time then give him a bottle of formula at the next feed.
If so what formula have you used? I am afraid it is going to be too hard on the LO's tummy.
I was ready to throw in the towel with BFing this morning, but I am in the state of mind now that if I have to give him formula at night at least it is just 1 bottle and he is still getting breast milk the rest of the time instead of none at all.
Opinions or thoughts?