My daughter was born at 35.3 weeks and was in the hospital for 15 days with breathing issues, jaundice, and being unable to suck/swallow. We have been home for five weeks now and she will latch on and suck for 5-10 min on each breast but is transferring little to no milk (we rented a scale a couple weeks ago) I also can't hear many, if any, swallowing noises. It was a struggle even to get her to drink out of a bottle in the hospital. The LC says she is disorganized in her eating. She did have a tongue tie that we had corrected and we let her suck on fingers instead of pacifiers and she seems to have good suction. She "nurses" at almost every feeding but seems to get frustrated after 15-20 min.
I also have low milk supply. I am only pumping about half of what she eats in a day and have to supplement the rest with formula which kills me. But my amounts seem to be creeping up day by day.
It has been 7 weeks now and I desperately want to exclusively BF but an getting discouraged. Any words of wisdom?