I can't offer much help, but I can say I kinda feel your pain. Just in the not producing enough though. I replied to say nipple confusion doesn't always happen. I feel like bf was major pressured in the hospital, but nobody really had time to help me, so we ended up bottle feeding with me pumping. At home I started bf a little bit...but then my pump broke. I was on a bf binge as I called it. Somebody bf each feeding. I still try to do that even though I have a new pump. The only problem I had was with Zach who was too frantic a few weeks ago. Now, all three bf if the option is given to them, but they also are more than willing to take a bottle. And they take paci's (but only like the ones from the hospital). So, I hope that helps you believe that nipple confusion doesn't always happen. Either that or my kiddos are WAY confused! LOL
I second Steph, nipple confusion does not always happen. I bottle fed somewhat with my dd, because of her weight loss the ped said to give a formula bottle after every other feed, so we did that for 2mo, and then when she was 4mo I went back to work part time, so dh gave her 1 bottle each night when I was gone, and she never had problems.
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.
DD Twins: 8/4/09 @ 35 Wks - No NICU, woot!