Just needing some advice and reassurance as have a 6 week old baby and really struggling to breastfeed due to painful nipples/areola and time pressure to express (low volumes 40-60ml each time). Having to give formula top ups to 120ml so feel baby is getting inadequate feed during breastfeeding.
Also had a flare up of hand joint pains/fatigue/more dry eyes with not sleeping/eczema with hand washing on top of general 'baby tiredness' so struggling to open bottle tops and carry out fine movements/daily routine.
Also had very poor care in and after labour in a tertiary specialist hospital as staff too busy to provide basic care so still coming to terms with this too. Frustrating!
Am on Hydroxychloroquine and not aware it affects breastfeeding.
Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated as finding midwives/health visitor too pushy and not taking my conditions into account and just keep telling me to breastfeed and express more to produce more milk.
Anyone who has had similar experiences and has some advice/anecdotes would be great to hear from you.