Today, 05:43 PM
Thank you for your kind words!
As far as the SNS goes, I tried the homemade version. He wasn't very fond of it. I used it anyway but found that it doesn't really help with the issue. The flow is constant and that is what the major problem is with him and bottles. The fact that whenever he sucks something comes out in pretty much the same way.
Formula hasn't been needed in three months now (yay), and the milk is usually at room temperature when I give it to him. He really doesn't mind or care what temperature the milk will be - warm, cold, room temperature, it's all the same to him.
The Medela Calma bottle we're using is a bottle intended for expressed breastmilk and it doesn't really have different nipples, it's one and the same for the entire time.
As for paced bottle feeding, I've just recently been reading about that and I'm trying to do it but he's been so fussy lately when it comes to feeding (bottle), it's a struggle for him to eat at all in peace, let alone for me to do paced feeding. But I am, for a beginning, starting to make him wait for the milk when he first starts eating. Kind of like waiting for the letdown, in hope it'll get him to be more patient on the breast at first at least.
Thank you for the advice on getting us both on an incline. I've never even thought of that LOL!!! I'll have to think about that some more, how to pull it off.
His latch is now good and has been for a while. There is no more pain, the nipple comes out the same way it goes...