My son is 2 weeks and 4 days old.
He latched just fine in the hospital, but when we brought him home is when everything went down hill.
He lost 10% of his body weight (extreme end of 'normal' range) by his 2 day well baby check with the lactation consultant.
He just now is back up to his birth weight. It turns out.. he isn't moving milk as well as he should be. He latches just fine, it's just that he can't move milk. He was spending a massive amount of time at the breast (in excess of 40 minutes, at one point 2 hours) getting minimal milk (1/2 an ounce after 30 minutes) and so he wasn't putting on weight as well, either.
Anyway, the lactation consultant can't for the life of her, figure out why he still isn't pulling in milk from my breast, and is considering an SNS.
(We've been through a breast shield and are currently exclusively pumping and bottle feeding him expressed breast milk for the sake of getting his weight back up.)
Is there anyone else out there that maybe had something like this go on with their LO?
I really don't want to go around feeding my kid with an SNS. :/ I just want him to be happy, healthy, and at the breast!