Originally Posted by expectant
My milk flow hasnt been that great and i am now doing half breast and half formula.
That is probably because you weren't allowing him to feed enough. At 4 weeks and younger they should feed 8-12 times in a day. That's every 2 or three hours.
I would also caution everyone about using a pacifier on a newborn. That comfort nursing will help to establish your milk supply, and help keep it up for the 3 week growth spurt.
Baby, you said you have a good supply, but using a pacifier can interfere with that, and as he grows and needs more your body won't be able to compensate because he'll be telling the pacifier to make more milk, not you.
All this comfort nursing now will ensure a steady supply through all the growth spurts. My DD, also a comfort nurser, is now slowing at 6 weeks and sleeping for 4-5 hours a night. It gets better.