Now by the time I get there it's 8pm, and Josa eats at 8, so I have to get diaper/temp done if nurse hasn't done it yet, then attempt breast for 10-15 min, and then attempt bottle. Next is Kaitlyn who eats at 8:30 pm, do temp/diaper (to help wake her up), by the time we start the breast it's about 9pm, so already 30 min late for her, and then try the bottle. By the time I'm done it's 10pm, I have to get home, do dinner, and go to bed and start all over.
I've run out of time for quality time with them. I certainly hate that it seems our visits have turned into strictly business. I'm scared they won't even know who I am by the time I get them home. They probably think I am just another nurse, lol.
Lactation says my #1 issue is that I can't be there when they are exhibiting feeding cues, or when they are awake enough to try. But, unfortunately that can't be helped.
They are currently allowed to try bottle 3 times a day but are mostly being fed via ng tube because they typically don't take much from the bottle.
Now the Dr is saying that they are going to feed them bottle only when they exhibit alertness/feeding cues.
I guess I can just keep going the way we're going. Thanks for the answers.