Born 8 weeks early, my son has been used to bottle feeding from the get go from being in the NICU. He is now 7 weeks old. I try to breast feed, but it never satisfies his hunger and he ends up needing anywhere from 80 to 100 ml from the bottle. I am not able to pump that much milk between feedings so I end up having to supplement with formula. How do I break the cycle of trying to pump constantly to have enough milk yet try to produce enough for him to feed directly from me? I feel like I am in cycle of not producing enough milk no matter which way I feed him.
I have tried the suggestions by my lactation consultant including eating almonds and oatmeal, which have helped a little.
Thank you for your help!