Quoting His Crazy Mum:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ole' No Name:</b>" I'm posting for someone else. Her son is ... [snip!] ... the formula first then finish iff on the boob??? His belly is also still super teeny. Hope atleast soem of this helped haha"
STOP GIVING BAD ADVICE! Oh my god.
It takes 2-3 weeks for baby to get back to their birth weight!!! My daughter was on it by day 14, some others get to it by day 21. If the baby is GAINING weight after the initial loss, even somewhat slowly, you do NOT need to supplement!!!
OP, do not listen to this woman, for the sake of your child. If you start supplementing due to smurffy support and stupid doctors, you'll go on a downward spiral. TRUST your body, it was made to do this. Get baby on the breast at every opportunity, every time that kid cries stick your nipple in its mouth. Get lots of skin to skin, including immediately after birth. Co-Sleep, as this helps with skin to skin AND feeding on demand. It is SO tiring but it only takes around 6 weeks to get the hang of it (2 weeks for me). Giving ANY formula, pumping, anything other than having baby directly on the breast is likely to affect your supply, cause nipple confusion, and as I said earlier send you on a downward spiral which may end in stopping breastfeeding.
His Crazy Mum, do NOT comment in breastfeeding threads if you know nothing about it.