So LO is 17 days old now. Breast feeding unfortunately started late because he was in the NICU for a few days and I wasn't able to make it to him until day 3 because of my c section.
Milk came in around day 5 and I was producing about 1.5 oz (when pumping at least) and he was seeming satisfied. Now this week, I am only able to pump about 0.5-0.75 oz from BOTH breasts combined. I've read not to use that as a sign of whether you're producing enough or not, but within a half hour to 45 minutes he is already screaming and hungry again. I've had to supplement with formula.. A lot.
I always have wanted to breast feed but the pain is crazy (I must be a wimp) and I'm so frustrated and stressed that he's not getting enough.
Formula feeding right now is so much easier that breast feeding and pumping. It takes me 3-4 pump sessions to fill a bottle with enough for him.
I guess my question is, when is enough enough? I want to give my LO the best nutrition possible, and I know breast is best.. But is there ever a time to throw in the towel with breast feeding? I feel like I want to give up and I guess with all the pressure from society to breast feed, I need to hear that it's ok to not!
BFP#1: 9/28/2013, EDD 5/28/13, MC confirmed 10/15/13, D&C 10/17/13
BFP#2: 1/10/2014, EDD 9/19/2014