I want to supplement, or whatever it's called.
So I went 1 weeks and 2 days straight breastfeeding from the breast. I kept taking my baby back to the doctor and she wasn't gaining much weight. Well 1 doctor told me my baby was starving and to supplment formula, another doctor told me that it was ok to give it a little longer. Well feeling bad like my baby wasn't getting enough to eat I started supplementing formula becasue I tried to pump milk and only got a few drops. so I started giving 1 oz after every feeding and she seemed so much more like content, and I took her to the doctor and within 5 days she gained 4 ozs. and that made me happy so I started giving her 2 ozs if formula at night after her breastfeeding sitting of 10 minutes jsu so my boob wouldn't hurt.
Well she is 3 weeks and 1 days today, and I would like to go back to only giving breastmilk. But I want to supplement pumped milk to at times when I just don't have time to sit and feed her for a long time because I have two other kids to think about.I don't have easy breast, I have to sit on the couch holding her with one hand and holding my DD cup breast with another hand to not suffocate her, I have tried letting go of my breast and she unlatches and gasp for air. I have tried to prop her with pillows and she doesn't latch well I guess she doesn't feel really close.
So I tried the pumping again today. Out of my right breast the one both she and I prefer cause it's more comfortable to me, I got like 5 drops, out of my left i got 1/2 and oz sitting her 5 minutes.
My question is what are some suggestions that make the milk come out easier pumping (btw I plan to still try to feed from teh breast while school is in session) and how should I store milk in the meantime that I do pump. HOw long before she nursers should I not pump so she has some when I do feed her.
sorry for all the questions I breastfed my other two for 2 weeks but alot of formula inbetween feedings so 3 weeks is an accomplishment for me and I want to keep it going, but like I said the sitting for a long time jsut can't be done.
btw my breast don't leak with my second the did all the time, the only one that will leak is the left (the one I got alot of milk out of) and that;s only when it is full and I start to feed on the other side it causes it to leak.
oh and how long can I pump at a time.