*I have a 10 day old baby girl and I've always been desperate to exclusively bf. When she was born she latched on straight away and I was so happy..But we had a pretty traumatic emergency forceps delivery and I lost a lot of blood. I was laid up for a Couple of days and needed a blood transfusion which due to iron levels affects milk production so I was trying so hard to bf was struggling.
Next thing was she had bad jaundice and ended up needing 2 days of phototherapy! I was under pressure to keep her fluids up and so started bf with top up formula ... this broke my heart! First with pipette then moved on to cup and then teat when we got home. Been expressing to try and boost my supply. Finally my milk is now in but not getting anything out yet.
Now I've found she's taking more n more formula and I'm scared my milk just isnt enough for her.. some feeding sessions she will latch on for a few mins then reject and cry for more then repeat over and over until I eventually relent and give her top up. Shes always been a sleepy feeder and have to keep her awake the whole time so it can be slow going. She just never seems fully satisfied just from me. Anyone any advice??