Hello everybody, I have just joined this forum that i have found very interesting and I am writing because I am desperately looking for help.
My baby has just turned 1 month yesterday and when i tought we were doing well on breastfeeding I realised she wasnt gaining any weight. I will shortly describe the situation.
Since the hospital I had problems with breastfeeding, she just couldnt leach and cried a lot, i tried different possitions and a nipple shield because i have flat nipples. After days of frustration i began pumping my milk and giving her bottles after hours of trying to breastfeed. After a very frustrating day, i just gave up and gave her bottles with my milk, days later she just began breastfeeding and it seemed like improved everyday. Then she would fall asleep after sucking 2 times and it took for ever to feed her. After couple days she began to cry a lot and couldnt let her down, she was calm only in my arms. Then i realised she was loosing weight and discovered that after 2 or 4 hrs at the breast she would get 50 grs or nothing.
I am back to pumping and bottles, have less milk and have to give her formula, i am trying to get my milk supply back by pumping, and i would really love to be able to breastfeed but dont know how to do it, now she just doesnt get the breast and cries when i try to breastfeed.
hope you can guide me, thanks a lot