I am new to bfing and i just have a few concerns about the way I have been going about things.
My LO latched right after birth and fed well while we were in the hospital but by day three my nipples were cracked and sore and I just couldnt bare the pain so I began to pump and feed using the bottle while I allowed my nipples to heal. Two days later I began to put my LO back on the breast. He still latches but he won't stay on for longer then ten minutes. I was worried that he hadn't eaten enough because my breasts still felt quite full and he was fussing a bit but would not latch again so I gave him a bottle of pumped milk after ten minutes on each breast and he took almost two ounces.
Is the way I am going about this okay? When I go back to work he will be taking a bottle of expressed milk quite often anyway but I dont want him lose interest in actual bfing. I also dont want to stop pumping because I dont want to slow my milk production.
Any advice is welcomed! Thanks!