Hi everybody, really hoping i can find some help!
My son Finnegan was born just last week on july 24th, he does great with breast feeding, as in he definitely eats enough, and though i have been using a bottle to give hi breast milk he always goes for my breast even directly after drinking from the bottle. were having some problems with his latch though, its just not wide enough. maybe about two times last week he "accidentally" latched properly, i couldnt even feel it it was wonderful, but he didnt seem to feel the same way. I saw a LC yesterday at m local wic office and she said that while everything im doing is correct, he seems to have a sort of little mouth, especially for his size.(born 8lbs, 11oz) so since the scabs (ouch!!! ) are almost healed by now because i have been pumping when i can not stand the pain (I would prefer to put the bottle away until a later date) that it looks like i need to wait it out, keep practicing and hope he grows a bit soon.
so maybe im just not getting it, but im working so hard and these things that are supposed to coax him to open (brushing cheek, lips etc. with nipple, etc) just dont seem to work :[ once yesterday i did even get him to open wide, his lips were flanged out, it was PERFECT, and he just hung out like that looking at me and wouldn't even try to suck, i tried tickling his chin/neck, nothing. has anybody had any experience with a stubborn baby? and if so have you any tips that led to success??! thank you all for your time!!
(ps. ive tried different positions as well, he will NOT stand for football hold no matter what, he hates it but cradle works great)