This may nit be the right thread, so please forgive me if not, as I'm a new user.
LO is 22 weeks old, and mix fed until now (majority breastfed). Due to medical issues we have had to put him on specialist formula whilst awaiting test results, all under the supervision of health professionals.
We have been advised not to give breast milk (direct from boob) as they need to monitor LO's exact intake via bottle, and with the prescription formula.
I am so sad to not be able to breast feed for now, but am pumping like crazy to build up a freezer stash and keep my supply up...
However, as expressing is not as effective as a baby suckling, will my supply ultimately deplete?
And I also wondered if all was lost and my supply went down, if offering the breast for comfort is still ok even if there is no milk for LO?
I know that suckling will increase my supply, but as we have been advised against any major feeds for a few weeks whilst awaiting results, is it ok, as I find that offering the breast is so comforting but is it not ok to do this if LO is not really being fed?