I'm glad to have found this forum because I am very close to tears with frustration over failure to breastfeed
My daughter was born one week ago. She was breech so we had to do a C-section. During my pregnancy my breasts never leaked and I didnt really notice a change in breast size. The first night in the hospital I put her to the breast every time she cried. She seemed to suck a little, but I didnt really know much about breastfeeding so I wasnt sure she was getting anything. The nurses kept assuring me that she was getting colostrum. I was able to meet with the LC the next day. She showed me some ways to hold the baby and reccomemended that I keep trying. The baby's billi was up that evening so the doctor suggest we supplement with forumula. We started syringe feeding and having her suck on our finger during in hopes that shed still learn to breastfeed.
She never really learned to latch on while in the hospital. THe LC gave me a pump to use and basically sent us home. My milk hadnt come in yet by the time I left the hospital. Now my milk has 'kinda' come in. When I pump I get basically 1 ounce from one breast and only a few drops from the other. Baby still will not latch on. We've basically been using a bottle and formula and I give her breastmilk after I pump. I've been only pumping 2 or 3 times a day. I would really REALLY like to get her to breastfeed but am not certain if I just dont have enough milk? Is it too late to increase supply now? Should I pump for 30 mins even if nothing is coming out?
I need advice/tips please!