Yesterday, 03:44 PM
I will try supplementing before nursing. I usually latch him on and squeeze the SNS to give him a little immediate reward. But I haven't tried giving him a bottle or anything beforehand.
I have tried breast compressions and switching sides. Nothing works. He literally just latches and does nothing. He doesn't cry, he doesn't root, he doesn't grunt. He just latches and lays there silently. IF i use the nipple shield, sometimes he will suck. But just as often he wont do anything other than tongue the shield. Oh and SNS + nipple shield == immediate rejection.
Family knows what I'm going through, but the support structure just isn't there in the way I need it. As far as the mothers helper thing goes, I actually have an 8 year old. So in terms of something like that, she's fantastic with my 2 year old. It doesn't really help during the day, but if I'm being honest I only need to get through the morning (8am to 1pm), b/c my husband will be home before the 2 years olds afternoon nap is over at 3.
I feel awful because I'm so ready to quit. Just now I tried to wake baby at the 2.5 mark. He wouldn't budge. I FINALLY got him up and fussing to eat at 3 hours (yes, it took 20+ minutes, a diaper change, stripping down to nothing, etc). He is latched on, with the SNS, completely doing nothing. His latch hurts a little, but it's not unbearable. If we hadn't just spent a grand to get a lip/tongue tie release performed solely for the purpose of nursing, I'd quit. ...