After attempting sincerely a pump to nurse transition(previous thread) for several days and realizing that my premie baby(6wks old now) was only
getting 0.5 oz in almost 20 min, only nursing her for 20 min on each side twice a day, topping with bottle assuming she has had little. And then pumping about 7 times by the schedule given by my LC until baby gains lil weight and strength to transfer more.
Baby is shifting betweenthe Adiri/Aveng bottle and latching fine sounds like it shud work right? Not really. I am sometimes behind and at those supplementing once I sometime 3-4 days at nights and I am really feeling like I am not bonding since I spend more time thinking about the machine time an ensuring she is getting enough.
I am so frustrated by this vicious cycle and feel that by prolonging the full nurse and min bottle I would eventually return to work and not ever able to bond with the baby. I was able to nurse for my first child for 6 months, so feeling very guilty even though I am being told by my supportive DH and my LC that I am doing more than everything. Am afraid I would give up eventually.
Any suggestions how to break out of this cycle? nursing on demand is not sthg Dr or LC are recommending but I know that is the best way to get out.