I have read some truly inspirational threads on here whilst researchiing my quest and wondered if I could have support on my journey?
My situation is this :
DD is 12 weeks old. I breastfed her exclusively for 8 weeks when she began getting very fussy at the breast. I gradually started supplementing a bit and before I knew it she was refusing the breast. I didnt feed for 2 days then got help from a breastfeeding counsellor and we got back to full breastfeeding (great!!)
Then two saturdays ago she refused again all of a sudden and i didnt have enough in me to fight it again and started giving her bottles. i still try and latch her very often and she just wont feed - if i manage to get her on she nipple sucks (so used to sucking bottle i reckon)
i was expressing here and there and giving her what i could but using alot of formula too.
I cant shake the feeling of regret and guilt so i have hired a hospital grade pump (waiting for it to arrive today)
i want to at least offer her most of her feeds as EBM and if at all possible get back to nursing her.
I successfully latched her yesterday using a nipple shield for the first time but she stayed on for only 30 seconds.
Most of the time even ptting her in position causes her to cry.
can anyone guide me ?
at the moment using my medela mini electric pump i get about 2oz out so milk is still there - how do i go about raising my supply so that i can meet her demands？