Baby not getting anything with nipple shield!
I am becoming so frustrated pumping and trying to breastfeed. My daughter was born at 31 weeks and is now 7 weeks (38 weeks). I have been bottle feeding mostly until this point. Whenever I try to nurse first, it appears she is getting milk. I feel let down, milk is in her mouth and in the breast shield. I weigh her before and after and there is never any change. She ends up taking a full bottle right after.
I can barely keep up with her so I supplement with Similac Neosure. I can pretty much keep one bottle ahead, unless for some reason I pump less. (which happens often).
I'm so ready to quit! I was hoping that once I started breastfeeding exclusively it would be better but it seems as if it is not going to work.