Thanks for the reply, but I'm convinced this baby is hungry. Her latch/suck is HORRIBLE.
Unfortunately, she's exactly the same way at home. She settles a little when her mom comes home from work, but when she's left at home with her dad, he CAN NOT put her down.
She roots at the bottle, tries to latch on, etc. The other day I tried not feeding her for a couple hours to see if she would drink more. That was when I got her to drink the 2.5 oz, and she drank it fairly quickly in comparison (about 15 minutes). She definitely could have gone more, but by the time I thawed more milk she was just mad.
She'll take a soother, but will spit it out after a minute or two. And if I offer her my finger, she'll practically suck the nail right off, and she'll continue to suck until I remove it from her mouth. Then proceed with the crying.
Wearing her is something I do, but she roots CONSTANTLY.
Her mothers milk supply has dropped something fierce with all her working (she worked up to the week she was born and went back to work 2 days later), so the poor woman does NOTHING but breastfeed when she's not working. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that baby is on the breast easily 3-4 times per hour.
This is about the only time she's happy (and right now, "happy" isn't all that happy).
Actually a lightbulb just went off. I'm wondering if I should try the SNS on my finger? I have one the hospital gave me from when my daughter was born that's still in the sealed package.
Her mom was telling me that she seems to have some nipple confusion (is that what this is?), and when she goes to breastfeed after work, baby takes forever to "relearn" how to breastfeed. She definitely does SO much better on the born free bottles (she can get a deeper more natural latch).
6 oz of milk (on average) over a 10 hour period is not enough food!
Edited to add: This started a couple days ago, so she's not losing weight, but her diapers are pretty stinkin' dry. Both mom/dad and I are keeping an eye on it (and trying not to lose our minds in the process). And I know the not sleeping during the day isn't helping (mom says she sleeps fine at night, but you would sleep well too if you breastfed for 5 hours before bed. LOL! I hope this ends soon, for her sake. Poor baby.