I spoke with a lactation consultant (which I can't see often - I don't have transportation during the day) and she told me my newborn is sucking on her tongue while latched on, and she ends up pushing my breast out. She latches fine but only stays latched 30 seconds to a minute - as soon as she stops and starts again, she starts sucking her tongue. I've already nearly quit breastfeeding because I only had a manual pump starting after day 3 and my milk didn't even start to come in until day 4. I still haven't gotten engorged and I could barely pump 1oz out of both breasts until I got the electric pump (now I can get around 2oz.) She can't pull enough milk by herself and I can nurse her for an hour and she is still unsatisfied because she can't stay latched.
Is there any way to correct this problem? I have been pumping and feeding her that after a few tries but I am literally getting zero sleep doing this. All I have time for is to try to feed her at the breast, feed her some pumped milk, pump again, and start the process over. I almost gave up already but I got an electric pump today so, if nothing else, I will try to exclusively pump for a while. The lactation consultant told me to try a nipple shield but she isn't pulling milk through it since my milk came in better - it's like it doesn't fit anymore and I haven't gotten to go see her again to see what size I need. She also does the tongue suck thing with that.
I would much rather feed her at the breast than with bottles. She gets tons of air with bottles because she's sucking on her tongue.