At my LO 2 day check up she lost a lot of weight (7lbs 1.5 oz to 6lbs 2oz) and ended up with high jaundice and put on phototheraphy. From there they had me supplement with a SNS after each feeding because they said she was only getting a fourth of an ounce during nursing. The following week we went back in for another LC appointment and she had gained to 7lbs 2 oz. During a nursing session there, they said that she took in a quarter on an ounce. She then recommended that I take supplements (more milk plus) and let her nurse and if she still was hungry to nurse again and if she was still hungry to give her a minimum of an ounce of expressed milk.
So, I have been nursing both breast then giving her 2oz of expressed milk and then pumping after each feeding. I am pumping around 1.5oz to 2oz (total from both breast) each time. I want to start EBF and stop giving her expressed milk but I do not have enough confidence to do that yet as I don't want her to "starve". I always start the day wanting to try but by mid-day I start worrying that she's not getting enough and end up pumping after a session and giving her expressed milk again. When she nurses I hardly hear her gulping or swallowing, if I do, it is for a short period and it stops so that worries me that she isn't getting enough.
To point out, I do have breast augmentation and the LC said that might be causing me to have a slow let-down. I am also taking More Milk Plus and Moringa.
I know to tell is by checking for wet diapers but I haven't gone long enough without giving her expressed milk to do that..
Any advice in what I should do? I feel like she's getting use to the SNS as the flow is faster because during some feeds she is extremely fussy and yanks off or pushes the nipple out until I put the straw in which is making me want to start her on bottles instead of the SNS.