Now need to feed him from one boob, then pump the other boob and give him 30ml or 60ml depending on what he'll take.
I'm so worried about him
Snow I know how you feel
I actually made it to day 3 and she wasn't latching properly or sucking right and my nipples were so raw, I knew she wasn't getting enough.
I sat down for a feed and I was crying harder than she was bc I didn't want to put her on, they hurt so much !!
I started pumping and bottle feeding that night. I felt like I had completely failed breast feeding (which I was SO excited & determined to do) ...
But after she drank her first bottle, of 1/2oz she was somuch more satisfied than she ever got from my breast. I felt a huge relief that I had done the right thing.
Hailey was weighed yesterday morning and she lost 11.5% of her body weight (10% is when they start to worry). So now I am pumping and giving 2oz every 3hrs like clock work. And I have a very happy, milk drunk baby!!
Not to mention pumping has made these sandbags harden & fill up!!!
I will be meeting with a lactation consultant and we can hopefully get her back on the breast once I've had the to heal (physically) and get sane again.
What a relief to know I'm not alone! Not that I'm happy you ladies are experiencing te same things.. It's just nice to know I'm not a bad mommy or crazy
What pump have you got ladybug? I've got the advent manual but can only get 1.5oz from a boob at the mo
I have the single electric medela swing pump.
It works well. My milk is in and I'm still only getting 1-2oz per boob
Nikki- with my next babe I'm almost sure I will pump my colostrum for first few days and then formula feed. This bf'ing will be way to demanding & time consuming already. Cant imagine doing it with a toddler as well. How do some of these ladies do it?
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