Mommies, who've breast fed before- I need some advice/encouragement on breast feeding.
Here's a the background story (sorry, it's long):
My baby girl is 5 days old today.At the hospital I was asked about my plan to feed her and I said breast feeding only. For the first 2 days I did well (considering that I'm a FTM) feeding her with colostrum, then she got fussier and fussier.I was determined to breast feed her, exclusively.
She spent hours "nursing" and would not want me to put her down.
When we met the pediatrician on her 3rd day, she told us, that the baby is hungry and I do not have enough milk.At that point I was running on 3 hrs of sleep (I was induced and in labor for 18 hrs, with no sleep).The doctor said to rest and to take care of myself and the milk will come.In the meantime I was told to feed her with formula.I've been doing it since, and the baby loves it. My breast are getting heavier and I do have some milk coming but I don't think it's enough to feed the baby.She latches pretty well.I had the lactation consultants checking on me in the hospital, but none of them seemed to be concerned about my milk supply.
I try to nurse her a few times a day, just to get some stimulation. But I'm a little anxious to have more milk-I really-really want to breast feed her.
Did any of you had milk come in late after delivery?? Is it normal to not have enough milk yet?Anything I can do?
Will my baby get used to formula and not want to nurse?
Thanks so much!