hello, i am new and need some answers. My twins were born 10 days ago and i started pumping in the hospital every 3 hours after each "feed" of colostrum. Then the twins lost too much weight so they had me supplement w/ formula (.5 oz after each breast feeding attempt). We are home, still supplementing and pumping every 3 hours with a hopsital pump BUT i only get a few drops to cover the bottom of the collection bottle. Babies seem to be latching okay, and pediatrician said to only continue supplementing if they show signs of hunger-which they always do! so i always give it.
I thought milk comes in by day 3-6. Does it seem like if i am at day 10 it may not ever come? I skin-to-skin them (kangaroo), drink as much water as i did when i was pregnant ~16 glasses/day, try to take naps in between feeds. i just feel so discouraged. I was so adamant about breastfeeding and the milk supply is just holding back my goals!
If the milk comes- we could stop the formula- stop wasting time heating and preparing formula and washing bottles- have more time to rest and relax- and get these babies back to their weights! (and stop my crying...)
The milk would just solve everything!