Re: Please help - I want my baby to nurse from my breast
I'm so sorry to hear that things have been so rough for you, mama! Are you recovering okay from the c-section and pre-eclampsia?
Given everything you and your baby have been through, I think you are actually doing quite well. It was very smart of you to use the eyedropper at first, and I can completely understand why you are bottlefeeding at this point. Hopefully it will only be temporary!
This link gives all sorts of idea for getting a baby back to the breast: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/ Patience and persistence are key. And while I understand not wanting to try a whole bunch of "random techniques", it is important to try everything because there's no one technique that works for every baby.
Since you are stuck with pumping for now, you will need a better pump. The Purely Yours is a good pump, but it is meant for a working mom with an established milk supply who is pumping just a few times a day, not a mom who is relying on the pump full time. Even if you turn the PY up to full strength, it's unlikely to work for you in the long term- because the motor and the suction will eventually go. I strongly suggest getting yourself a hospital grade rental pump. They are worth every penny!
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