Re: How is this supposed to add up/work?? At wit's end!!
Keep up the pumping. Even if baby is only getting some of his nutrition from breastmilk, it's still better than none.
How would you feel about nursing baby whenever he seems hungry, then topping off with supplements? That way, there's less pumping for you to do.
Are you on any medications? How was your birth? Do you have any medical issues? Any of these things can impact your milk supply.
Another option is to provide the supplements at the breast, instead of in a bottle. You can use a Supplemental Nursing System or a Lact-Aid, or make one yourself. When using this, the entire feed is done at the breast, so that as baby suckles, your breasts are stimulated to make more milk.
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