Ever since Elizabeth was born (3 months ago) I've been struggling with sore nipple on the right breast. About a month ago we had to introduce lactose free formula as she's lactose intolerant, however I've been slowly reintroducing additional breastfeeds (with colief) so she's down to only 2 bottles now. I have been pumping as much as I can when she was on the bottle. Now, however, she loathes feeding on the right breast, she's on and off all the time and does not appear to settle, in the end she falls asleep (with exhaustion I guess). When I pump the breast I only get 1/2 - 1 oz. There's no problems with the other breast. How can I get production up in the right breast? I'm toying with the idea of swinging all feeds over to the left breast (she's already having 3 out of 4 feeds off this breast anyway).
Also, currently she's breastfeeding at bedtime, middle of the night and the morning (2 feeds, one being the nasty breast...), I would like her to start feeding in the afternoon too, however, as I haven't been able to pump in the afternoons (been on holiday over Christmas) I don't know how effective this will be. Shall I offer the breast then top her up with the bottle? Will her feeding during the afternoon (or even pumping) affect the milk available to her at bedtime?
Sorry for long post - can't wait until the breastfeeding counsellor's back at work so I can pick her brains too.....
Thanks ever so much!