Hello and Congratulations on the birth of your baby!
The easisest way to make more milk production is to pump the milk - and to pump it every two hours for 2 consecutive days - this way you can boost up your milk production.
You can ask your doctor for a so-called syntocinon
nose spray - that sometimes helps.
It`s a shame you couldn`t just stick to "breast- feeding"
Often when babies are given a bottle - the teat hole is easier to suck milk out of than out of the nipple - so babies can become "lazy" on the breast.
sometimes though especially if breast feeding (whether the milk is given by bottle or directly) , moms can get really stressed out and that, too, can lead to less milk production.
Try a pump - but I expect you`ve been using that anyway as you`ve been giving the milk via the bottle.
Try pumping more often - usually that will boost the milk production - you`ll see first signs of more milk after about 2 days not earlier.
The color of baby`s stools just vary with the different milks.
Ask the nurses that are taking care of baby - they are usually very eager to help and know a lot.
And you can also ask if there is a socalled Breast Care Nurse in the hospital. She might be able to give good advice, too.
If your milk supply can`t be boosted - then you might want to think about going on to the bottle completely, rather than stressing yourself and the baby. Soemtimes it is the best for both of you - breast milk is very precious though so if it`s not that bad - try some more.
syntocinon nose spray