My five week old and I got off to a bad start with breastfeeding...the lc in the hospital told me that i didn't have very good breasts, and that breastfeeding would be iffy. Well, my milk did come in, and she was feeding, but we were supplementing her (partly because the nurse in the hospital recommended it) and because as first time parents, we assumed she was still hungry... None the less, it got of control, and my nipples were sore, so i allowed her to take formula from the bottle and any milk i pumped.
Realizing that this was not the path i wanted to take, i saw a lc out at 3 weeks, and she told me that my milk levels/flow were low, and that we should supplement with sns. (i have done this in the hospital to supplement until my milk came in). So it's been about two weeks, and she is feeding well off the breast as long as the sns tube is going. I will start her on the breast without the sns and she will go for maybe 3 minutes. Even with massaging during the breastfeeding, and i can't get her to keep sucking.
I've been taking mother's milk to help increase production, and pumping after feedings when i can. I'm not sure that my milk production has increased, seeing as she isn't thrilled to take the breast. but i'm also afraid that it has, and she's getting too much supplement during the feeding, and not enough from the breast? if that is possible?
Any recommendations to help wean her off sns feeding. I really enjoy breastfeeding, but am starting to feel hopeless that 1. i'll never be able to go out in public and feed her without supplement, and 2. that i have enough milk to do it :/