Ashley - posted on 10/01/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter would not, and still does not, latch onto the breast. I have been to multiple lactation consultants and tried just about everything. So, instead of giving up the idea of breastfeeding, I started to just pump and feed. At the beginning I was not producing enough milk, and she was not latching on, which was really discouraging and frustrating because she had jaundice. I did supplement at the very beginning, per doctor's orders, and I hated it. I would much rather pump and feed her breast milk from the bottle, than give up and formula feed. Ever since I got my electric pump, I'm pumping almost 5 ounces at a time from both breasts and we've pretty much cut out the formula all together, thank goodness. I was wondering how many other mothers out there also strictly pump and feed?!