Re: Latching, but not moving milk
Was the lactation consultant IBCLC?
I ask b/c those women study long and hard for their credentials so it is unlikely she would have no idea why your lo is not transferring milk adequately.
Although the nipple shield could be the cause for poor milk transfer!
So after your lo takes his next bottle feed, lie him naked on your naked chest and let him suck and lick and taste you. see if he will root and offer him the nipple when he is not hungry! He might begin to latch and even if he fusses and cries you can tolerate his frustration b/c you know it's not hunger driven, just confusion at re-learning a skill.
Now that his weight is up he might be better equipped to transfer your milk.
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DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
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