My daughter is 11 weeks old.
When she was born we breast fed (wonderfully!) for almost 3 days. The feeding was followed by bouts of screaming however and after many visitis to Children's National they decided that Nutramigen was the best option for her. I contuniued to supplement 1/2-1oz of breast milk to the formula. Her Dr. then advised me that it was my milk that was causing GI distress and to stop supplementing.
For various reasons she has a new Dr. and he says that if there was a way to continue to give her breast milk to try...he thinks that this whole GI issue is resolved (long story)
My inability to breast feed her has causes depression on my part, and now that I realize she can now have it I have very, VERY little left. I have a hospital grade pump, and only get the tiniest amount out. I have tried to get her to latch on and she just gets so frustrated, as she is accustomed to the bottle. Due to my return to work, I cannot pump 24/7... I have thought about it and realized I would be able to pump just 1 time in the a.m.....3-4 times in the evening, and once in the middle of the night. That is how often I have decided I would be able to pump schedule-wise. Is it even worth trying???
Sorry if I posted in the wrong section. I am new.