Hello, my LO is nearly 4 weeks old. She is a very happy baby, and loves eating!
I mainly pump because she has 5oz per feed (for the last 2 weeks!) and I like to know she gets enough. I also supplement with formula, sometimes 2-3 feeds per day, and she has had no problem going from breast to bottle to formula.
The last 2 days, she has been very fussy, and seemed that sucking the bottle was causing her pain. I checked with my midwife, and she thought thrush (I have sore pink nipples, even though I maybe feed once per day, and baby has a nappy rash that is not healing), so we started both of us on treatment.
However, I have noticed that she will still happily have breast milk out of the bottle, no problem, but the formula, one suck, and she is screaming! Then does a very sad cry. She will happily suck the oral gel for her mouth off my finger, so now I'm wondering if her mouth wasn't sore at all.
Any thoughts? I just don't make enough milk to not supplement, but I don't want to force her to have formula either, seeing as she suddenly hates it! Formula tins are about $30 here, so I don't really want to try other brands if I don't have to!