Garrett had his first taste of formula last night.  When we were at the doctor’s office for his Hep B shot, she said he still looked jaundice still and she wanted another blood test.  Well, yesterday they called and said that his levels were still high so we are going to give him one bottle of formula a day for a week in hopes that it clears everything up.  I was a little disappointed at first because I’ve heard all sorts of horror stories online about how supplementing with formula can mess up breastfeeding, but we have to do what’s best for Garrett.  Well, he drank it right down and ate from me afterwards too.  Plus the real bonus, he slept almost 5 hours!!  Sleep has been hard to come by the past couple days so that was a real treat!   I guess if we have to supplement, sleep is a nice plus.  Hopefully the jaundice will be gone by the end of the week and he’ll be used to sleeping longer.  Hopefully.


2 thoughts on “Formula

  1. Lottie says:

    Hey, just wanted to say hi and offer you some mommy encouragement.

    I was devasted when we had to start giving claire a bottle b/c she wasn’t growing enough. And we had waited too long and it took almost a month to transition well. I know it is hard but you are doing the right thing by making sure to do whats best for him. Also, i learned with claire that for our next one i will introduce a bottle and formula sooner anyway. he is over a month so it shouldn’t mess with him too much anyway. SOOO glad to hear he slept. that will also get better!!!!! Hang in there and try to enjoy it. I don’t feel like the time is speeding by but it is hard to remember just how wonderful it is to hold such a small sweet baby!

    God Bless,

  2. Erin Noel says:

    5 hrs! NICE! I hope supplementing helps clear it up for him. I wish we lived closer to you guys bc I just want to cuddle Garrett!

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