Hello. My son is 2 weeks old today and breastfeeding has been no easy task. He won't latch on so I need to use a shield each time I nurse. Which is no problem to me but now I have an engorged infected left breast and just got antibiotics yesterday to help cure that. In the meantime the doc told me to pump to get the milk out but nothing comes after 10 minutes of pumping. I have also tired nursing my son on that side and he gets frustrated and starts screaming bc no milk is coming. Now it's 2am and I just tried nursing him again for some reason no milk came from either breast so we gave him a bottle of previously pumped milk.
I'm just frustrated and tired. Please anyone offer some tips to relieve the pain of the engorged breast and how to maybe resolve the latching issue. Maybe my son just wasn't meant to breastfeed??