My daughter is 8 weeks old and I am pretty much exclusively pumping bm for her feedings. She still nurses quite a bit every day and will occassionally have a good session in the middle of the night where she is satisfied afterwards, but mostly she nurses more for comfort because she doesn't really get serious about eating until she's given a bottle. My supply is well-established and I've been able to fit pumping into my daily routine to where my hubby and I have been able to go out and have sort of a life again. I even have a decent stash of bm in my freezer for when I go back to work in Aug.
My question is this: Is it too late for me to get her really eating from the breast? I've had sort of an empty feeling because I wasn't able to breastfeed her the way that I wanted to. The first couple of weeks I tried to avoid bottles but she would scream all night and I would sit up and cry feeling like my body was letting me and her down. I've tried taking her to bed all day and nursing in the bath tub...I've really enjoyed that time with her and it helped my supply to increase, but it didn't solve the problem of her not getting enough milk while nursing. Sometimes I think that I just need to be grateful that I was able to find a way to make it work and my daughter is still getting breastmilk, but I can't help but feel like I'm missing out on the "real" breastfeeding experience. Has anyone been in the same boat and made a turn around? If so, how did you do it?