My LO will be 4 weeks Sunday. She's eating, pooping/peeing, and gaining well but I'm debating switching to exclusively pumping and giving her breastmilk bottles instead of breastfeeding. My reasons:
1) it's faster
2) she spits up LESS with the bottle (anyone know why???) while after breastfeeding she will sometimes spit up as much as an ounce to an ounce and a 1/2... and then of course ends up hungry again 20 minutes later.
3) she sleeps better after a bottle -- after breastfeeding she seems to have a lot of gas/trouble getting comfortable and consistently wakes up an hour later hungry again. After a bottle, I can get a 2 hour sleep out of her.
4) She just seems to enjoy the bottle more...
5) Dad can help more
She only gets a bottle at night before bed (daddy gives) and one in the middle of the night from me, which we just introduced this week, and we have not given any formula at all. Any suggestions or experience with this? I'm of course exhausted and frustrated and although I kinow breastfeeding is best, I think this might be a good route for all parties involved...