OK, so I have DS who will be 5 weeks old (3 weeks old gestational age) tomorrow. I have be EP'ing and last week started to work on getting him to the breast. Unfortunately we have had a set back! He was admitted to the hospital last tuesday with RSV and slow weight gain. I was told by the peds that they wanted to have LC do a calorie count on my breast milk to see if that was the reason for his slow weight gain. When the hospital's LC came to see me she said that she did not think it was an issue with calories, that it was an issue with supply. She also told me not to try and breast feed while he was in the hospital since he was having such a hard time breathing. She told me to pump every two hours to build up my supply. I have been doing this for 4 days so far and I'm not seeing any significant results. I was told by another LC a couple weeks ago that my nipples were kinda flat and gave me a nipple shield to use and an SNS. We came home from the hospital yesterday and I have been offering him the breast before every feeding and sometimes he will latch on (not properly) with the nipple shield and not latch on at all without it. When I try to put him on my bare nipple, he will open and try to latch, will suck a couple times and then pull his head back and wiggling everywhere in frustration. Since I have been pumping almost every 2 hours, my nipples and areola are so sore and red. After I get finished pumping I will try to hand express but the tissue under my areola is so sore and swollen and I dont know if thats from pumping or if I have clogged ducts under my areola. I was planning on going to a LLL meeting this past thursday, but where he has RSV, I didn't want to expose him to other babies!!!! After I offer him the breast and he gets frustrated, I will end up giving him a bottle and the only nipple he will eat from are the red rubber latex nipples that you get from the hospital which are supposed to be a one time only use with the pre mix formula bottles. I bought a medela calma nipple and he will suck, suck and suck and not get anything from it!