DD was born last week on monday, after her first check up she was admitted to NICU for low blood sugar. She had i.v.s for her sugar, and we tried to feed her with finger feeder and this breast thingie, but she kept throwing everything up, only bottles worked :( I had to give her bottles for about two days, until her sugars were stable. She was on the breast before every feeding and trying to feed beautifully, except on the right side, were my nipple is quite flat since I stopped bf my DS two years ago.
since we are back at home (last thursday) we are feeding on demand, and she is feeding every two to four hours. It was quite difficult in the beginning, because my nipples were really sore, esp. the right one, and she would not take the right one very well. Now the right side is much better, but she still does not take this side to well, at night it is really difficult, and I cannot nurse her on the right side while lying down, which works without any problem on the other side. She does feed this side at daytime, though not as well as the left side.
She lost weight, now she lost 10% of her birthweight, and she should be back at her birthweight by now.
I don´t want to give up bf, and am willing to do what it takes. At the moment I am bf her every two hours, or more, I have to wake her up for this, and she started to spit a bit. I am drinking teas and loads of fluids, try to eat a lot (which is not too difficult, given the time of the year :) ) but I am really worried that bf will not work out.