I have a newborn who refuses the breast. I am currently pumping at every feeding, and finger-feeding her what I pump. My body has responded very well to pumping and I can easily pump 6 oz at a time (she only takes 3) Right now I am freezing the extra.
She's two weeks old and eats every 1 1/2 - 3 hours which means I'm exhausted and unsure how long I can keep this up. I'm wondering what would happen if I only pumped three times a day and supplemented any feedings I didn't have bm for. Is a little breastmilk better than none? Pumping 8 times a day is just taking it out of me - but I really want her to get breastmilk - I bet I could even get 8 oz a pumping if I was patient. I'm still hoping she spontaneously decides to nurse, but she's only latched on successfully 6 times since she was born and I'm losing hope.