Hi! We are 4 weeks post tongue tie release. About a week ago, DD finally started latching (not well, but at least something) and nursing. By last Friday, she did 3.5 ounces from the breast! Yay! But the past few days have started to be difficult - she's constantly pulling off and latching even more poorly.
I am supplementing with pumped milk still (maybe 1.5 - 2 ounces after some bf session, about 3 times a day). Her diapers aren't as wet as I'd like them to be without supplementing.
Some of her pulling off seems to be related to let down, but then again, not always. She just seems mad whether the milk is flowing or not. Position changes don't seem to make a difference.
Will she eventually get hungry enough to just go ahead and eat? Should I give her pumped milk in a bottle in the meantime? I don't want to jeopardize her health - I've been through a failure to thrive (it was quite serious) in the past where I tried to eliminate bottles and force my DS onto the breast and it did not end well. Long story short, he ended up having special needs and could not eat by mouth, so I nearly starved him to death.
DD does not have special needs, and we have come so far that I'd really like to make this work! Suggestions?