Refusal of one Breast
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|Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:35am|
I've been pumping for my 11 week old since she was a few days old due to weight loss, poor latch, etc. She has a particularly hard time with one side. It is oddly shaped and she has a shallow latch on it. She gets frustrated and gives up right after a let down, so she only gives it maybe 10 sucks or so, even though she does get the milk and swallow. I've been pumping it every time we feed and I get 2 ounces from it. I would like to keep it lactating so that when she will take it, there will be milk ready. She has been having bottles all along. I don't feel like the bottle has caused nipple preference because she will breastfeed nicely on the other side. My question is, should I be feeding her that 2 ounces in a bottle after every feed? She seems marginally content after taking the first side.
Thanks for your help. This board helped me so much 6 years ago when I had a similar situation! That baby became a great nurser and we nursed for 3 years! Very much hoping that will happen again!