Re: Need help, unable to continue feeding at the breast.
oh, mama, i just responded to your other question, but i am SO ANGRY at your LC . her advice to feed reclined is good, her advice to "just pump and feed" is horrible. it's never "just" pumping and feeding. that is WAY WAY WAY harder, often in the short run and always in the long run, and as you already know after a couple days, nursing is so lovely, and becomes more and more lovely and more and more useful as a parenting tool as baby gets older. so i am afraid of her advice undermining breastfeeding for you and i want to encourage you to do everything you can to get back to the breast.
so that means managing your fast flow, which yes, means reclined positions, but there are other things you can do like sidelying and letting the first flow go into a towel. and i'm guessing most important for you, nursing as often as possible. every hour, if he'll take it. the MORE you nurse, the LESS powerful that first gush will be and the more baby will be able to control flow and not feel like he's choking or drowning.
will he go to the breast at all now? please please try at least once a day until you can see a different LC, preferably an IBCLC, who can help you figure this out.
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