When he was first born, (i had a c section) he fed very well, once attached and appeared to have no problem getting the colostrum, however, by day five, my milk still had not 'come in' (no fullness, no tightness, and i could only express 1 - 2 ml) and he had lost almost 500grams.
We started to comp feed him, by syringe line, cup and then bottle to come home with (as well as expressing). I took a course of maxalon, with little effect, and 2 courses of domperidone, (motilium) and still nothing, we tried a feed line, halving his feeds to have him at the breast more often, and expressing like a woman possessed.
This almost drove us mad, but after much debate and many tears, decided just to keep the mini feed on the breast, before each bottle, (he gets around 10ml from each breast) He's just starting to reject the breast now, which is sad for me, but he's not fussed at all.
I just wondered if there were other mums out there who've had similar experiences and how you've coped with everything going pear shaped, when you'd expected a normal birth, and a fully breastfed baby, not to mention the time, expense and occasional inconvenience of having to prepare and carry the bottles. Thanks for listening!
new mum, baby boy