I need to increase my milk supply. My daughter is 5 1/2 weeks old and 9 lbs. I have been pumping to give her breast milk via bottle because she refuses to nurse from my breast despite my best efforts and much to the consternation of my lactation consultant. She knows what to do she just won't do it.
She was born via c-section due to my rising blood pressure. I had a lot of difficulty with the anesthesia and spent a long time in recovery. Also, she had low blood glucose at birth so they had to bottle feed her immediately. I did not get to attempt to nurse for almost 24 hours and she was bottle fed and finger fed during that time.
When I pump...which I do every 2-3 hours...I am getting appx 1/2 oz from my left breast and 1 to 2 oz. from my right. Her appetite has increased and I have had to use the small amount I had managed to store just to keep up with her. At this point I am only one feeding ahead of her and I REALLY don't want to have to give her formula.
I have always been 100% dedicated to breastfeeding and now I am beginning to feel like there is a conspiracy of the universe to keep me from doing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.