Breast Milk Or Formula Milk

I am a new mum, to a 10 days old baby. I know that in the beginning, the milk supply will be little and if you continuously nurse your baby, the more milk you produce. but i am getting little milk so far, and i am afraid that i haven't been feeding my baby well. so my doctor suggested that i should give my baby formula milk, just to add on to my breast milk so that my baby is well fed. i am getting tired of pumping my milk out and seriously considering to just stick to formula milk. i am seeing how these few weeks will go then i will decide whether to keep pumping or stick to formula. cause it was after giving my baby formula milk, my baby has been pooping and urinating well, even grow heavier. so my question is, which is better? should i continue giving my baby the breast milk?

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Hi mummy... I am same with you... my baby was dehydrated upon discharge from Hospital and was ask to top up Formula... I try to latch and top up of cuz I feel tired as both nipples are really in pain... tired of keep waking up and pump. BUT I know that breast milk is the best for my baby... So in order to not make myself tired, I actually did mixed feed.. Morning to evening bb drink breast milk, night time bb drink formula and I just do the pump to express out milk... currently bb coming 5 months

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