My daughter and I have been having latching issues and both of my nipples are sore and cracked. I don't want to stop breastfeeding, so yesterday I began pumping when I would normally breastfeed and then I give my baby the breastmilk from a bottle. I have been getting about 2 oz from each breast each time I pump. Does this seem reasonable? I'm not sure how much I should give her in the bottle. I want to make sure she is getting enough, but not too much. If she wants to eat at 8, I give her previously pumped milk at that time and when she's done eating, I will pump one side and then a couple of hours later when she is ready to eat again, I will give her the already pumped milk and then pump the other side. Is this okay? I've left a message for a LC, but haven't heard back yet. I want to make sure I'm doing the right thing for my baby and milk supply. I am putting her to the breast (still painful) a few times during the day (instead of pumping) just so she will stay used to the breast as I do want to continue that as soon as my nipples heal a bit. I bought a nipple shield today as well, so I'd like to see if that helps. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. I feel like a failure for having to give her the breast milk from a bottle, but I guess it's better than formula, right? Thanks in advance!