My daughter was born at 35weeks gestation, but presented 33. We've been out of the NICU for a little bit and we just passed her due date, so her corrected age is 2 days. Yesterday, it seemed like she was always nursing, but she would nurse for 10 mins, fall asleep at the breast, then wake up in an hour and want to eat again.
I'm taking domperidone, brewer's yeast, fenugreek, and blessed thistle because we were concerned about my supply while we were in the NICU...and now I'm worried again. Yesterday, when I pumped after feeding her, I was only getting about 10 ml and that's both breasts together.
She has been gaining lately, she was born at 4lbs 8oz and at the midwives on Friday she was 5lbs 5oz. We are all quite happy with her weight gain.
We have been giving her a few feeds with a lactation aid, and I put in whatever I pump...most days, I put in about 30ml.
I haven't been pumping as much, which may be part of the problem, but when it was like yesterday, there wasn't much time in between feeds.
We are also using a nipple shield...that started in the hospital but we can't get her to open her mouth big enough. We switched to a wider shield to get her to stretch her mouth so hopefully that will help and we can get her off that.
Her output it good, lots of wet and messy diapers...some days 6 messy diapers...we are going to the breastfeeding clinic again tomorrow, now that the long weekend is over, but I would appreciate any advice you have.