I had a c/s 5 days ago. My milk was "slow" to come in and because my LO lost 11% of her body weight, we had to start supplementing with formula. We're using a system that allows her to receive formula while breastfeeding, so at least she's still stimulating my production.
At the pedi today, the dr told me it was very unlikely I would be able to breastfeed because my supply should be fully in, that my breasts should be larger/engorged at this point. I'm devastated and hesitant to give up on breast feeding.
The LC at the hospital had told me to nurse with the formula then pump for 15 minutes. When doing this, nearly no milk comes out, but there is some there. After a long night last night (of nearly constant "feeding" or suckling) I haven't pumped in almost 24 hours, but the pedi told me it was a waste of time in regard to developing my supply.
I need to consult again with an LC, but any advice/recommendations in terms of whether or not to continue pumping or any way to increase my supply? TIA