1) I used to latch baby in hospital during feeding and he drank every about 3hrs. Due to jaundice, he's left in hospital yesterday without me. So he was given formula milk. For me, my breast was so engorged, so i pump and store in fridge. Today when i bring him home, he's not latching properly, in the end, i bottle feed him my expressed milk. Like that i can see if he's drinking or not. Do you all advise i should continue giving EBM or latch directly?
Since baby is still new to your breast, train him to latch on 1st coz baby is the best pump and in turn it improves your milk supply. Besides that, it is a great time for bonding session!
However, if you're gonna return to work in 2-3mths time, after 1st month, try to let baby can used to drinking from bottle coz some babies might reject after latching on mama's breast. Heh.
2) Do i need to sterilise milk bottles and breast pump after each use or just once a day?
Sterilise after each use is advisable for such young babies.
3) Do you all swaddle your babies at home (like in hospital)? Some said its for security of baby.
I tried swaddling mine after I brought him home but he refused to stay in it. So I gave up swaddling on Day 5.
Hope it helps!