Re: Desperately need help...
hi mama! sorry to hear you're struggling. when you say you feed her every 2 - 3 hours - how do you decide when to feed her?
pumping 2 oz from each breast is actually a sign that you DO have enough milk - that would be pretty average output for a mom away from her baby/missing a feeding. and often pumps are less effective than babies at getting out milk. HOWEVER, the other things you say about pulling on your nipple sound like they may indicate lower supply. so i'm wondering if you're feeding her on demand, how many total times per day she's eating, whether she's getting milk or formula in that nighttime bottle, and why you're giving it. also what is her weight gain history (and whether those weights were on the same scale, naked).
the burning in your nipples is not normal and i wonder about how good her latch is. is the right nipple crack healing? is the pain there worse than the other side?
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