My girl was born slightly early as I was induced at 36 weeks due to pre eclampsia. I’d always planned on breastfeeding but she struggled to latch when she was born as she was only a small baby!
I ended up pumping and bottle feeding starting in the hospital but always offering the breast first. Eventually after a couple of weeks she started to latch, but it’s always been a shallow latch and was finding I’d have to top up with expressed milk as she wasn’t getting a full feed from me.
Two weeks ago she was diagnosed with tongue tie, which was cut 3 days ago but her latch is still the same. I can be feeding her for 30mins-1 hour and she’s never fully satisfied from me and still rooting and getting upset and frustrated, she even cried on the boob we were trying so much and it’s heartbreaking.
She’s 7.5 weeks old now and I just want to be able to feed her without worrying when I need to next pump and if there’s enough expressed milk in the fridge for her. I don’t want to give up, I want her to have my own milk but I feel like a milk factory, if I’m not feeding her I’m expressing and it’s really starting to take its toll. Any advice would be much appreciated x