Hi Ladies. I am poting for my sister who has a 6 day old she just brought home from the nicu last night. She was unable to nurse him at all due to being in the nicu until just a few nights ago, he was receiving IV nutrition due to being born with shoulder dystocia (sp?) he came out in respiratory and cardiac failure and had to be rescusitated.
So he was discharged yesterday evening after being weaned off nutritional IV, subsequent with successful nursing sessions. He was circumsized yesterday as well. Partly I think he is sleepy due to the sugar water they often give infants when they get circumsized. But she is having difficulty getting him to nurse. Sometimes he latches and then pulls off and cries, sometimes he just cries with her nipple in his mouth. We have tried different positions, undressing him, cold stimuli, tickling his cheek... I know I had similar problems when my son was newborn, but I can't remember what I did to get through them. Tips would be helpful! Thanks ladies.