If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn
Momma to Tobin 11-13-09 and Ivy 9-14-12
We are a snuggly family!
I am also struggling with a similar situation...glad to know we are not alone! Baby girl born 2.5 weeks early. Sleeps round the clock, no hunger cues, will mouth nipple but not really suck. Had to start supplementing on day 2 BC she lost 10% birth weight so our feedings involve syringes and tubes. Went to lactation specialist yesterday and now she is down 11.5% despite all the breast milk and formula they are having us give her. Funny thing is the little stinker perked up at the office and actually sucked 15 mil out of me! Then we came home and every feeding she has shown no interest in the breast at all. We are spending day in bed skin to skin which is lovely but still no bf:-) of course I am not withholding food from her' but like you all said offering the breast. I am having a really hard time finding a good position for us. I had an unexpected c section - also a factor in all this I have no doubt - so I can't lay her down on top of me. We've been mostlytrying cross cradle and clutch neither of which works for us. Any tips there greatly appreciated!anyway since the question here was about bottles - wondering about medela calma, recommended by the lactation specialist. I was totally opposed to bottles but this finger feeding crap is going to send my husband and I over the edge! Calma is supposed to make them suck to get milk, so then our next issue is that towards the end of the feeding it can be really hard to get her to take the last10 mil and she has to have it BC of the weight loss. So is there another bottle I can use? Very concerned about using a bottle before bf is established. I was given tommee tippeebottles as a gift any thoughts on those?