February 16th, 2014, 08:02 AM
I have an akmost 3-month old baby boy who would not nurse. He stared with a bad latch at the hospital which supposedly was corrected. Yet, by 2 weeks of age he was still 9 ounces below his birth weight and was put on full supplementation, first via syringe, then with bottle. i have been feeding him pumped milk ever since and have been desparatelt trying to get him back to breast. But nothing is working. I sought out a pediatric practise that is focussed exclusively on breastfeeding and have been working with them for months - love them, but no result.
Noone ever figured out why he was not nursing properly and ended up on such a low weight gain track initially. During the first two weeks, I had multiple appointments with a LC, we observed him, he latched on fine, suckes, swallowed, we weighed him, befoee and after and every time he seemed ro be fine, not so much at home, where I always felt, he was not nursing properly.
Once the decision was made to supplement with bottle - well, supplement is not the right word as he was only feeding from the bottle - he quickly started gaining weight, however, the oediatrician told me, he would not get back to the breast until he gets back to his normal weight curve. Which took him 6 weeks. Meanwhile I tried to put him on the reast, he would not have it.
At 8 weeks, he seemed to be latching and taking a few sips. But never consistently. Then he hit a rough, xranky period, with crying almost all day, every day, no hope for nursing...