Re: Baby wont re-latch
with the above.
You've been dealing with oversupply, right? Overactive letdown too? Babies can get plenty of milk in a very short amount of time when you have OS/OALD. I would definitely stop the bottles. That can end up causing much more trouble in the long run. Babies cannot stop the flow of the bottle. They must drink or they will choke. Just because your baby will drink a bottle after nursing, it does not mean that she is hungry. Also, pumping will also only exacerbate OS and OALD, which usually makes fussiness at the breast so much worse! The less pumping you can do, the better off you will be. This early on it is best to nurse exclusively and not pump at all.
Try nursing in a reclined position. I would lean back on a few pillows, put my baby on my stomach or chest, and let him latch. That slows the flow of the milk and helps such a small baby nurse more comfortably. You can also try latching your baby while keeping her in motion if she is fussing at the breast. I would walk with my on in my arms or in a sling, bounce him on my knee, or rock him back and forth while latching. If your baby finishes a feed and refuses the breast, then try other means of soothing (take her outside, give her a bath, rock her and sing a song, etc.) then offer the breast again a little later. Short frequent feedings are very normal for breastfed babies. That is actually a much healthier feeding pattern than filling up with too much milk and going longer between feedings.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).