In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences
Upon her birth, the doctors suggested that I supplement my breastfeeding to combat my daughter’s rapid weight-loss. I was immediately concerned that they wanted me to resort to infant formula. Determined not to jeopardize my breastfeeding success, I immediately contacted the lactation nurse and she assisted me in expressing my colostrum.
While nursing my daughter, my husband and mother used a small pipette syringe to dribble colostrum into her mouth while she suckled at my breast. This technique rectified the issue; her weight rebounded and she has never had a drop of infant formula in her life.