Hello I am a mother of 3. 5 month old baby boy. My baby was born in 32 weeks and was kept in NICU for 22 days. During this period I was expressing and feeding him through bottle. When he came home I tried breastfeed with him but he wasn't latching. I was hopeful andkept on trying. Suddenly on day he started latching but he wasn't getting satisfied. So I used to breastfeed him along with the formula milk advised by doctor. This was going on good for 1. 5months. Now from last few days he's stopper latching. Everytime I try to bf him he starts crying untill I give him the bottle. This is very depressing. When he was born I wasn't getting much milk like what people used to say ki hamare to ek side we behta tha. I was producing around 100 ml every 3 hrs. Now my milk has also reduced coz I don't feel any heaviness and pain plus my boy has stopped bf completely. I am a kidney transplant patient and on immunosupresssents. Post delivery I was not given the kind of food that is given to females usually coz my bp went up and that's why doctor operated an took him out in 32 weeks. Since I am ok single kidney they didn't want to risk both lives . Now my trouble is that I feel guilty all the time coz I am not able to give proper nutrition to my child. He's completely on formula feed. I really feel pathetic about it. what should I do. please advise.

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Updated on Jul 16, 2019

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Stop feeling guilty about not able to breast feed its ok atleast give him formula milk and the required milk now and then.Please stop worrying and feed him correctly.

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