What do I do if my baby won’t settle after a bottle of supplement?
Sometimes babies are unsettled, but not hungry after feeding on both breasts and then receiving extra milk or supplement. They need comfort, not more milk. One solution is to return the baby to the breast (the “third breast”) for a few minutes. After that, the baby is usually awake and happy or has fallen asleep at the breast. If mothers do not use the third breast and the baby is unhappy, they sometimes give the baby more supplement, which can result in overfeeding, or they offer a pacifier, which can cause other problems. If the baby is still unhappy after breastfeeding on the third breast for a few minutes, the baby may need more supplement.