The LC thinks it's just being a 37 weeker, but as she has a slight tongue tie, we did also get that cut in case it was making a difference. Our plan now is for me to feed her 10mins each side, then supplement her with expressed milk, whilst I pump to provide that milk and to maintain/build supply.
So I've managed to get in the situation of basically EPing, pumping 7 times a day and all that that entails, but I'm also still spending time nursing a baby at the breast! Thank goodness that DH is off work and will be for the foreseeable future.
We're supplementing her using a syringe and tube slid in to her mouth next to a finger, we're avoiding bottles for the moment, I hope she figures everything out soon and we can get her on the breast full time.
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I hope she figures it out soo, too! But I wonder about the advise of limiting her to 10 minutes per breast. If she is having latch/suck issues, then she is probably not effeciently removing milk from your breast and not getting to the higher calorie and high fat hindmilk in the 10 minutes. To me it would make more sense to allow her nurse until she drains one breast before switching her and/or then giving her the EBM. IDK, limiting the amount of time for nursing doesn't seem like it would help the problem.
Anyway, just really wanted to send you a virtual , breastfeeding was in no way easy for me last time and that was sooo frustrating (and painful). You sound like you have it going on and that is very impressive! xo
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I'm sorry, and I hope this works itself out quickly. I'm having BF issues too, totally different nature but boy it doesn't make these early days easy, does it...
No, it really doesn't I struggled with so many different issues last time and it was really super hard for me to be surrounded by people who just never had a single issue and it all seemed like a natural thing for them. I remember wincing with every latch and crying at the prospect of every feeding and waiting WAY TOO LONG to get help. MAJOR HUGS to anyone struggling with early breastfeeding right now! Know that it does get better. At a certain point it take sheer determination to get through sometimes. Again, hugs!