I'm sorry I had to start another thread but this is kind of unrelated to my previous one.
My LO was introduced formula on Day 2. She lost almost a pound at the hospital and my milk hasn't come in so we decided to supplement with formula.
As days progressed, we continued to breastfeed during the day, pump and give her that if she doesn't latch and formula feed at night.
I was getting so tired of the routine and formula that I decided to EBF despite the poor latch and the progressively painful and long BF sessions. I was successful in EBF for a week but my supply seemed to have dwindled (for some strange reason - maybe she just comfort nurse? Would that lessen my supply?) and she just wasn't satisfied after each hour-long sessions. It got so painful (although no cracked nipples) that I decided to give it a weekend break.
Unfortunately, that weekend turned into a week. So now my 3-week old LO seem to have a poor latch, been introduced 3 different nipples (Avent, Medela and the nipple that comes with formula), a soothie AND a nipple shield. Could she be getting confused?
I know that the instant gratification she gets from a bottle is faster than BF but will I be able to EBF again? Any suggestions on how I can do that? I tried catching her in the early stages of wakefulness as advised but by the time she actually wakes up, she's hysteric with hunger I can't pacify her with BF anymore. I just want to begin BF again and deal with the latch and pain at a later time. Help!!!