My 10 week old was EBF but wasn't latching well from the start. There was no LC on the weekend I delvered so the nurses starting pushing formula the second we noticed a problem & that was the beginning of the end. I eventually stopped trying to nurse her & switched to formula & pumped once a day for 4 oz. Last weeke I decided to stop pumping altogether as i returned to work Full-time this week. Two day of no pumping and I changed my mind. I pumped and got 4 oz. I tried latching her a few times. Sometimes she latches, sometimes she screams the best was a 10 minute suck. She gets frustrated because my supply has dwindled.
Here's the 411:
oatmeal every day for breakfast
Lansinoh electric I take to work
Ameda Elite rental at home
More Milk Plus started on Sunday afternoon 2 capsules 3x per day
Trying to pump as often as I can but my work schedule varies so i will not be able to pump at the same times every day.
If I only have 15 or 20 minutes at work to pump will it have any effect? Even if I don't get anything? It's lately taking me a long time for anything to come out. This morning I double pumped with the Ameda for like 25 minutes & got 1 oz each breast.
Is it realistic to think I can do this working full time?
What is the best way to try to get her to latch? Is any amount of time latched progress?
Should I get a SNS & should I use formula with it or only try to put BM in it (have very little frozen)?
Should I go to LLL meetings?
Thanks so much in advance.