by paljane8 (1416 Posts), Wed Dec 24, 2003 01:37 pm
Oh my gosh, it was 8 yrs ago and it seems like yesterday that I was in your shoes! I SO remember the crying and clingyness and lack of sleep. I was absolutely numb. I think there are very few women's bodies that can feed an adult and two babies. Infact, my philosophy was that Calvin wasn't getting full and so he became very protective of his "ahem" food source. So here's what worked for us. (I am not a doc; don't tell yours [:)]) We sweetened the formula with a little apple juice concentrate so he would take it. I cut back on nursing and almost imediately lost my milk. He would cry and cry for HOURS. But, eventually he got hungry enough for a bottle. Once we figured to try the sweetened version he liked it and weened himself very quickly. I heard of others mixing breast milk with formula for a while until they get used to it-never worked with Cal. When he was used to the bottle and unsweetened formula we moved him into milk in the sippy cup and he transitioned easily. Good luck-boy, my heart goes out to you!
My oldest 2 are 14 months apart...there was a buy one get one free that year. How close will your 2 be?
Scott-born 05-14-99 @38 weeks-PE
Janie-born 05-12-03 @37 weeks-PIH, small for gestational age (oligo and low blood flow)