Nesa83 wrote:k so I'm struggling with this whole breastfeeding situation. baby girl was in NICU for about a week and 2 days so she got use to the bottle nipple (and she wont latch at all) and I was pumping to take her breast milk, my supply was not all that but I at least got a good 1 1/2 oz for her. Since she's been home I literally get nothing and I pump for a good 20-30 min. I may not do it every 2hrs like I use to but its driving me insane. So have had to give more formula. Is there anything I can do so my supply can be higher or just give up and continue with formula. (I've tried everything I can possibly think of and nothing has worked =( )
I had been in the same situation, in which my baby was in NICU for 7 days, I only supply her my breastmilk that i think is not enough, I even ask my sister to spare me some of her milk(she is also BF at that time) but my baby's doctor did not agree with it,.. she said "Drink plenty of water"! I was really worried at that time. Then my baby was moved to the WARD in which I can breastfeed her but I can't because she is not latching-on much, so I had my patience and express milk for her every 2 hours. After so many Nursing session she is showing some improvement finally she was latching-on. And now, would you believe that she had never used bottle or pacifier after that hospitalization. She drinks milk so much and I feel happy and all my effort and patience for her where all paid off. She is now a 14months old baby, with a big stomach and still being breastfeed.
So, dont worry!! Dont give up, read or watch information about technique's how to latch a baby. Dont forget, she is still learning how to latch-on. Also try to find a position in which your baby will feel comfortable(for my baby its side lying) when nursing. Sometimes, when your breast is full of milk try a different position, dont forget that when the breast is full the milk pressure when it is suck is too high making the chils uncomfortable. So, DONT GIVE UP! As they say, breastmilk is best for babies!! Goodluck!