I have a 2 month old who was born preemie at 34 weeks and has never latched on. She spent 3 weeks in special care where she was tube fed and in order to get her home I made the decision to give her EBM in a bottle.
I have tried and tried with the help of lactation consultants and midwives but have had no success with breastfeeding. She is currently 3.3kg so still very small for her age. I have been exclusively pumping (3hrly) and feeding her EBM for the past 2 months and have made the decision that I will probably continue down this path as it is just too stressful for her and for me to try and get her to breastfeed (although this is something that I would have loved to have done after BF my son for 9 months when he was little).
I was just wondering if anyone has had any success transitioning from 3 hourly pumping to 4 hourly and then eventually 6 hourly pumping and still able to yeild the same amount of milk? I am currently getting between 900-1000ml every 24 hours when pumping 3 hourly and would like to continue getting this amount.