My baby girl is 5 weeks old and the nursing pain is getting worse daily for me. The pediatrician (who is also a lactation consultant) thinks the baby might have posterior tongue tie, but we have to wait for her to come back from vacation and then get special blood tests for the baby before we can get a proper diagnoses and procedure. Meanwhile, my pain increases daily to where it's become totally unbearable in the last few days. Also, my baby is becoming increasingly fussy at the breast, and wiggling around with my breast in her mouth, which makes it all so much worse.
On the pediatrician's recommendation, I've been pumping to increase my supply (also painful and not working) and giving the baby formula to make sure she gains enough weight. I'm seeing my own doctor on Monday for my pain, but I'm thinking to get me through the weekend, I might exclusively pump for a couple days and bottle feed the baby and see if the pain decreases at all. Is this a horrible idea? Will my baby forget her latch completely over a weekend? Thanks!