My wife is trying so very hard to breastfeed. She seems to be producing milk well, but maybe not enough to satisfy our baby. Everything went great the first night or so, but our baby sucks so hard. The lactation specialist at the hospital said the latch was good, and it looks good from what we can tell.
Right now, she is using lanolin, and we tried Soothies gel packs. We have tried hot compress, and a little cold cloth to the nipple to numb things just before.
Her poor nipples are so sore that we have resorted to pumping it out, and feeding using bottles (we have second nature). We also have a breast shield, but have not yet tried that yet. When we pump, after 20 minutes or so, there is barely 1 oz. How much should we expect? How often can we pump? Obviously, if we pump more often, we will get less until her body is able to step-up the production. In the mean time, how do we keep baby from screaming for more milk?
Anyway, her nipples are so sore, that feeding directly from the breast isn't an option, at least for a night or two. What can we do?