New and starting to EP

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-2011
New and starting to EP
1
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 3:55pm
Hi

My baby girl is 6 weeks on Thursday, we have had so many problems. We have been trying to bf since birth, I think it is a combination if problems, my flat nipples, her high palate means my nipple doesn't hit the right place. She screams during bf and has been diagnosed with reflux. She also really struggles with bottle feeding and can take 1.5 hours to take 2 ounces.

I thought we had cracked it this week while using nipple shields but her weight has stayed static, I'm devastated.

During all this time I've been pumping and topping up, the only good thing is my supply seems good, vetting between 5-9 ounces a time.

So it looks like I need to move towards EP.

I am currently feeding and pumping 3 hourly and I feel so isolated. I wanted to know what you ladies do when you go out re pumping? I have the meddle freestyle so handsfree is great but where do you pump - it's so noisy!!!

Thanks
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2011
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 2:53pm

Congratulations on your LO!