I'm posting as this situation I'm in is absolutely driving me mad. My baby is 3 weeks old and I have given him bottle and breast, but then he stopped latching on and I turned to expressing and feeding him by bottle, my midwife just told me that if I carry on expressing the milk will soon dry out so I tried putting him back to the breast. My midwife came down yesterday and said if you want to do breast feeding you have to take the bottle off totally because hes getting confused. (but Ive already used the bottle twice since yesterday as he is just totally refusing breast and i really didnt want to use the bottle but had to)
He's really praying up, I do the cross cradle hold and end up putting pressure on his neck/head to guide him to the breast and I think he gets really frustrated when I do this but otherwise he wont latch on, someimes he latches on now just very rarely and feeds well but all the other times, hes pulling away and starts screaming and I try for like a hour and sometimes 2 hours but he just wont feed of me and I end up crying so much, it's all my day revolves around trying to breastfeed and i cant get it right.
I end up giving him the bottle