Greetings! I have a newborn little girl. We had a VERY difficult time with her latching on in the hospital and shortly after getting home - it was incredibly painful for me, she wasn't seeming to eat much and had a lot of gas. In my frustration, I switched to pumping and feeding her breastmilk by bottle. Her sleeping improved, fussiness diminished a ton, and she is much happier.
I'm wondering how pumping is going to affect my milk supply and her. Should I try breastfeeding again or stick with the bottle? Starting today, I noticed my breasts aren't getting quite as engorged and solid, or producing as much milk as the end of last week. I'm trying not to worry, but these questions still sit in the back of my head. Words of advice?