My baby is 11 days old, and I am a first time Mom. I want to breast feed so badly. I came into this prepared, or so I thought. I took classes, read books, and made friends with other breast feeding Mammas. I asked for skin to skin immediately. I used the lactation consultants everyday in the hospital...a 5 day stay. I sadly ended up with severe pregnancy induced hypertension, and was on Mag Sulfate that made baby and I both sluggish. Then we struggled with really high bilirubin, which also made baby lethargic. I was having to pump, feed, and supplement feed with my own milk like crazy. Being a first timer at everything I trusted all advice and was spoon, cup, and oral syringe feeding. The lactation consultants thought all was going well, but that the baby was just sleepy during feeds due to the Mag and Bili. The pediatrician wanted me to up my supplementing due to Bili levels, and I am now using a Calma Medela bottle since baby had to has to really work at it, after he only gets it after he has been at the breast first. He has been supplementing between 1 to 2.5 ounces after each feed with my pumped milk. Last night he fussed at my breast for almost 4 hours pretty much straight, inconsolable. I was trying to get rid of the supplementing now that Bili levels are coming down. I now think that with all the supplementing he was never getting much from me, and that is why he is so sleepy at the breast. I can go into the clinic Monday.. but what do I do? Any help appreciated! Feeling hopeless!