I have posted a few times with my troubles about low milk supply and getting baby to latch. I had a reduction in the past and also have flat nipples. Have gotten some great advice here about ditching the nipple shield and persistence getting baby to latch. I am happy to say that baby finally latched yesterday bare breast no shield. Now there is a whole new set of problems! Baby fusses and screams for about 5 minutes before latches. Once he latches though he is on like crazy and will suck and sleep and I have left him on for up to 30 minutes sleeping while still sucking. I don't think he is getting a lot of milk because I don't pump that much but I left him on just because I was so excited to finally have him on with no shield. I had to use my finger to finally get him off because his latch was so strong. So now a couple of new questions if anyone has any advice....
1) How to get him to not scream and fuss and get angry before he gets latched.
2) should I just let me sleep and suck even though he is not getting much milk
3) my milk supply has seem to gone down when pumping (makes sense if he is transferring milk via breast feeding) but even 3 hours after nursing my volumes are lower when pumping - basically I need to get my supply up but have had no luck
Oh and by the way baby boy is 4 weeks old now
Appreciate any advice or thoughts!