combining expressed breast milk feedings with nursing....NEED HELP
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|Sun, 11-17-2013 - 12:49am|
So heres my situation. I gave birth to a baby girl 5 weeks early. Started nursing immediately in hospital and thought everything was going well until we went to pedi when she was 4 days old and found out she dropped weight drastically and was jaundice. Pedi suggested supplement formula feeding since my milk wasnt in yet. So we started formula feeding but now exclusively bottle feed with breast milk. She is also on billi blanket 24 hours a day. Shes feeding well and has gained weight. Still jaundice and on blanket until next doctors appointment. So my issue is that i really want to breastfeed while giving her a bottle. We are trying to get rid of the jaundice through controlled feedings every 2 hours. When's the best time to feed her from the breast? We still wanna make sure shes getting adequate feedings so the jaundice can make it through her body. Should I nurse her before or after the bottle feeding? If she's rooting should I nurse her then? She roots on and off all day. Dont want to miss any opportunity to breastfeed. Or should we just wait until the jaundice is gone? Desperately want to breastfeed my baby.