Today, 09:57 AM
If your baby is nursing at the breast AT ALL, (indicating baby is capable of nursing,) AND you think you have normal milk production, don't you think your chances are very good for getting baby back to the breast? I sure do. You are more than half way there, and baby is still very young. I have seen MUCH oder babies who NEVER nursed brought to the breast. I understand your IBCLC does not want to create false hope, and every situation is unique. But really I think your chances are quite good. I assume you are familiar with the kellymom article "help my baby won't nurse" excellent suggestions there.
I fail to see how an SNS would make matters worse. It may not work for you at all, some moms find it too fiddly and some babies object. There is a learning curve. but if it does work, and that means baby nurses for all her feedings and no longer needs bottles when you are there to nurse, that already is going to cut down on the time you spend feeding your baby and of course, encourage baby to see the breast as THE place for dealing with hunger, thirst, needing comfort, everything good.
Of course, if your baby is capable of transferring enough milk when nursing, and you make enough milk, there is no need for supplementing via any method or to do any pumping AT ALL. I think in the fog of pumping and supplementing, sometimes it is forgotten what the goal looks like- NO pumping or bottles, except for when there are separations. If you make enough milk for your baby, and your...