Thanks for the clarification. If this behavior. Is the entire problem, then I would suggest, stop nursing at that point and comfort baby another way. If baby is getting enough milk to grow normally, then supplements are not needed and, if they are given when not needed, as above poster mentions, it will probably harm milk production.After a minute at the breast she realizes there is nothing there... she gets red, sucks very hard, gets very frustrated, starts flapping with her arms and scratches me... I confirm there is nothing coming out. This is when I dont know what to do other than giving her the bottle
But again, while using nipple sheidls, it may be needed to pump anyway to bring in/maintain normal milk production. This is sometimes needed and sometimes not, and it would pretty much be impossible to tell this early on.
Hopefully over time, baby will become able to latch without the shield, or your production will obviously be fine, and you would be able to ease off pumping. Again I would suggest discussing this with one of the LC's you saw.
these have fussy baby ideas : http://www.llli.org/docs/00000000000...ybabyideas.pdf