I'm 23 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child and have an 18 month old son. When my son was born he refused to feed for the first 36 hours and was put on antibiotics as he was very mucousy and kept being sick. By day 6 he had dropped from a birth weight of 7lbs 13 to 6 lbs 7 (23oz). I was BF him, but it was hard as he wasn't really interested. The midwife who visited me at home was really concerned and told me to formula feed. I started mix feeding (BF first, then formula) and he was so much happier and started gaining weight. I would feed him for about an hour on each side and then he would still guzzle the formula like he was starving (well, I guess he was). I tried everything to increase my supply - expressing between feeds (after an hour I got 1oz), taking fenugreek tablets etc - and nothing seemed to help. I decided to stop BF totally at 10 weeks as it wasn't working. I don't know if this makes any difference, but my boobs didn't grow at all when I was pregnant with him, and only went up one cup size once I was in labour. They never leaked or anything, even after he was born. This time i'm expecting a girl, and my boobs have already grown and am already producing a little bit of colostrum. Has anyone had any experience of having problems the first time round, but being fine the second time? I really want to be able to exclusively breastfeed this time.