My son is 17 days old today. Born 1-4-12. I've been feeling bad about not at least trying to BF my son as I did with my two older girls. But, I didn't feel like I wanted to at all when I was pregnant or when I had him. It's just not that I feel like I want to feed him via breast. I tried to get him to latch on today with a nipple shield, and he nurse for a while, but I know I obviously don't have a good supply. So, I am trying to pump at least every 2.5 hours. He is nursing/bottle feeding about every 3-4 hours. But, I'm getting less than 1/2 an ounce when I put, which I know it to be expected since I haven't been BF.
My questions are:
Is it too late?
How often should I offer the breast?
How often should I pump?
Should I offer breast and then pump?
All the help is needed! I'm going to contact my local LLL group on Monday morning to help with assistance, but wanted to get started as soon as possible. Thanks for all the help!