Kathy - posted on 10/26/2009 ( 36 moms have responded )
My baby girl is 5 weeks old, from day one we've had breast feeding issues, first she wouldn't latch, then we got a nipples guard and that helped. I finally after 2 weeks got rid of the guard but she still had issues taking one side and when we went to the Dr she wasn't gaining weight so I was told to offer a little formula after each feeding to make sure shes getting enough to eat. I was feeding every 1 1/2-2 hours during the day. That little bit keeps going up a little bit more in trying to get feedings down to every 3 hours so I decided to start pumping again to try and get some milk saved up and I'm getting MAYBE 30ml... which means that she's not getting enough right? To see if this was just because she had eaten I gave her what I pumped and formula so it was longer between pumping and same thing, hardly anything. Should I give up and just stick to the bottle and save us both frustration??