Re: frustrated with latching on...
Hi! Sorry to hear you are struggling. Sounds like she is developing a preference for bottles. We went thru that after the nicu. Yuck! But you can get her back. I agree with the pp and the hospital: stop giving her bottles for a while. If you are concerned she's not eating enough from the breast (why? How many wet diapers does she have a day?), you can supplement in other ways: syringe, spoonfeed, sns, finger feed with a tube. Google them and check it out. Most importantly, let her suck for pleasure as much as she wants. No pacifiers right now -- just mama. For us, i got him to nurse while sleeping first. I also would finish feeds with nursing, starting to nurse after he wasnt ravenous. Here's a bunch of great ideas:
Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
Proud that I grew 26 lbs of baby before solids, and still counting...
We received banked milk in the NICU. Thank you, donors!!!