Hi. I just gave birth a week ago. My little man is just having a tough time of it. First things first, I had a breast reduction when I was younger. I know that this could affect the amount of milk I'm able to produce. So I was prepared to have to supplement. But I'm thinking that supplementing with a bottle is sabotaging my (or rather my baby's) ability to nurse productively. He and I are just having the hardest time coordinating. He's so wiggly and I have a C-section incision and He's really tiny (6lbs even though he was born just 3 days before his due date!!) and even though I had the reduction, my breasts are still really large. I found myself sitting down to nurse him and then getting up 90 minutes later just to supplement with formula because he is STILL hungry/rooting and sucking! Fearing that he was just using me as a pacifier and not really getting anything despite good latch and I what looks like really good deep pulls, sucks, and swallows...I've exclusively pumped today. He takes bottles so much easier. Plus, dad can take over and after 4 nights of marathon feedings, I'm exhausted. Every pump session (20 minutes/breast) is yielding 40 mL, Just under 1 and 1/2 ounces. Is this even enough? Is this why my baby is feeding for over an hour and still taking down half an ounce to 2 ounces of formula before finally getting full enough to sleep? Also, has using bottles completely sabotaged any chance of him ever getting a good latch and actually feeding from the breast successfully? I know having to use the bottle exclusively doesn't make me a failure but missing that bonding time is...well I'm just a wreck. Any advice or empathy would be welcome!