My DS was quite sick and was in the NICU.
I was not allowed to have him out of his incubator for more than 30 mins.
So he was supplemented with as much BM as I could pump and then formula.
We had to get him to poop as much as possible because of a blood group issue and severe jaundice that almost needed a blood transfusion.
Hence the more he ate the more he pooped and the faster he got better.
If that wasnt the case he would have never had formula.
He is now 5 weeks old and I am still having to supplement him with formula twice a day.
I tried going a day without a bottle and he screamed for the 8 hours straight. I nursed him as much as I could but there was nothing left for me to give.
My first son was an exclusive Bf'er and im feeling that im not enough for my new son. I drink a ton of fluids a day mostly water and feed him on demand. But it never seems to be enough.
I pump as much as I can but never get much. I actually got more the 1st week he was here than I do now!
Im just geting frustrated and feeling as If Im failing him and me.
However it is nice that he takes a bottle and still nurses which is a luxury I didnt have the first time. I just wish I could increase my supply somehow.