Re: Reintroducing BF after Baby's Medical Interventions
It sounds like you are on the right track with nursing, then bottlefeeding. It would be great if you could also nurse at the conclusion of a feeding- that way your baby associates comfort and satiation with being at the breast, rather than the bottle- and then, after nursing, pump. Pumping right after a nursing session is a good way to maintain supply without risking your baby getting an "empty" breast- and I agree that you do need to do that of your baby is not yet able to maintain supply for you.
Has your baby been carefully checked for tongue tie/lip tie? And do you have access to an IBCLC? I'd love to see you get a professional quality baby scale for home use, so you could do your own weigh-feed-weigh measurements. Weigh-feed-weigh data allows you to determine just how much milk your baby is capable of getting while nursing, and thereby helps you determine how much milk to offer by bottle, and also when you can safely give up supplements.
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