Hi, I'm Erin Mommy to 8 days old twin girls (35 wkers). I have had successful breastfeeding relationships with my 3 other children and full intend to this time as well, but we are having some issues. The girls are not gaining weight. Leah was born @ 7.7 and is now at 6.4 and Jocelyn was 6.10 and is now 6.2. We used the SNS system while in the hospital and I continued until my milk came in which was early Monday AM. Leah was readmitted Monday for jaundice, but is doing well now. So we went back to the ped today and Leah had lost more wt and Jocelyn had only gained 1oz since monday and he wants me to supplement. I prefer not to, but at this point Leah has lost so much wt I dont think I have a choice. So here is my question. Would you breastfeed and then give them an oz or 2 of formula by bottle OR should I try and use the SNS system again and if I do that should I BF 1st and then incorparate the SNS (so putting to the breast twice) or is it ok to bf and use the SNS @ the same time (just putting them to the breast once)? Oh and I broke out the pump so I am going to try a pump after the girls feed, but only during the day.
I want to add too that they are good nursers. So I'm just not sure what to do here...Thx!!