My daughter was born at 28 weeks and is now 37 weeks gestational and finally home. She is bottle fed with half breast milk and half formula (my supply couldn't keep up with only the pump).
I want to start breastfeeding her, but transitioning her has me worried. We have to keep her feedings to 30 minutes or she'll use up more calories then she takes in, so my question is how does that go with getting her to breastfeeding? Right now I offer her the breast for no more then 10 minutes and then bottle feed her to ensure she doesn't get worn out.
If I offer her the breast for non-nutritive sucking will that wear her out or is that easier for her? How do you handle this time restriction with preemies? How does feeding on demand work if she's only allowed to eat for 30 minutes? I want to increase my supply enough that I can exclusively breast feed her but I don't want her to become worn out and be unable to take in enough calories.
I am sorry I have so many questions, I just want to do what's best for her! Any help would be appreciated!