I'm was having a really hard time breastfeeding, it always ended in DD screaming and me sobbing. My nipples are cracked and bleeding to make things even harder on us. I met with a LC while in the hospital but it didn't seem to help. her mouth is open as wide as she can and we have tried all the holds. I feel like such a bad mom because I can't give her what she wants. I really want to Breastfed and I don't want to give up. so I started pumping, I get about 3-4oz everytime I pump. I'm worried I'll stop making milk because everything I was told and have read has said not to pump till 2-6 weeks. I just feel so frustrated with everything and blame myself. I worry she isnt getting enough to eat, when I went in for her weight check 24 hours post hospital, they said she lost 8% (she was born 8lbs5oz) and she needed to be feeding every hour, but all DD signs tell me every 3 or so hours. she really is some what lazy and I have to wake her up to feed, other than at night. I'm going to talk to another LC soon so hopefully I can figure out how we both can enjoy breastfeeding or atleast pumping.
are there any of you that started exclusively pumping this early? Are there any tips you can give me or know of a place I can get INFO? I would also like any ideas on my over all problem on painful breastfeeding and how to move back after pumping and giving bottles. TIA!!!