I have a 4 week old that was born 5 weeks early. Breast feeding was very important to me but while in the hospital I learned I had slightly inverted nipples and with her being slightly premature, she wasn't able to latch well. I have been using a shield but I would really like to wean my baby from the shield (mostly for convenience while in public)... Any suggestions? **I have attempted to remove the shield periodically and she can latch but she seems to get frustrated so I have to put the shield back on so she can continue to eat.
I'm currently feeding her every 3 hours, alternating sides. I'm pumping the opposite side every time I feed her. I am going back to work in a month and I am concerned about pumping at work. My job requires me to be on my feet and working with patients from the time I walk in at 7:30 am until I leave, without any real "breaks". I'm concerned that I will not be able to pump every three hours, will this mess up my supply if I can't pump on time daily?
Lastly (and thank you for your patience), If I am out and about without the baby, and she uses a bottle (so I miss a feeding), do I pump when I get home or do I wait until she gets hungry next time? I just want to make sure my supply doesn't get messed up. I would like to BF as long as possible!
Thanks everyone in advance for any answers/suggestions you have to offer! I just want to do whats best for her!!