expressing/bottle feeding to breast?

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by serenas_song, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. serenas_song

    serenas_song Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    0
    My baby (10 days old) and I were separated after birth for 6 days while she overcame some c-section related issues in NICU. She could not even be held until day 7. I've been pumping, and she has been bottle feeding my milk. For the last 4 days we've worked on breast feeding with very very little success (she screams and then goes to sleep). She mostly just will not latch. Going to see another lactation counselor tomorrow. I really really want to BF and get rid of my pump! Has anyone had any success going from bottle/pump to breast? Can anyone help me? I'm so frustrated and feel so bad that she's having to go through this. :shrug:
     
  2. Sadie79

    Sadie79 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not personally hun but my sister in law had a similar situation. She did loads of skin to skin and spent whole days in bed with the baby. Good luck xxx
     
  3. Dancerforlife

    Dancerforlife Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    0
    Our situation wasn't as drastic as we had her with us but she did what you're describing, just wouldn't latch, screamed and then went to sleep. We had to supplement with formula and expressed milk (when it came in) through SNS and bottles but just kept constantly trying to get her to latch. I know not everyone thinks they're beneficial but for us nipple shields really helped. It seemed they helped her transition from bottle to nipple and after 2 weeks of constantly offering breast first she finally latched and after a month was more consistent. She's now almost 3 months and exclusively bf. Keep trying!! You're definitely doing a great job so far! Hopefully this new LC will be able to help :thumbup:
     
  4. serenas_song

    serenas_song Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah, someone else mentioned nipple shields as well...will bring it up with LC...I'm desperate!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice