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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Super Mum

Hi mama, Any amount of breastmilk that you give baby is beneficial - even if you’ve made the decision to supplement :) If you want to consider latching baby more often, I’d advise to see an IBCLC to help establish a good latch so that you have more option when feeding baby. At 10 days your breastmilk supply hasn’t been well established yet. Everything takes practice, including pumping, so remember to be gentle and patient with yourself.

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