I have a 8 week old who has never latched on to me. The problem is I have bigger nipples compared to her mouth size at birth and now that she is definitely bigger, she prefers the bottle. I have been pumping for her and just find it difficult to let go of the option of breastfeeding.
I have been working with a couple of certified lactation consultants for a while now and the last visit , I was told we are in the breast refusal stage.
We tried everything right with this child. Getting her to my breast as soon as she was delivered, no bottle for the first few days and she was still passing meconium on 4th day, I think. I then gave in and gave her a bottle. And then again tried breastfeeding and she didnot gain her birth weight by 2 weeks and so on.
Medela medium and NUK shields fit me well. However, she is unable to suck milk from the shield. I have read so many stories of where the baby sucks from the shield and moms breastfeeding successfully with that.
I am just not able to figure out why my little one cannot do it. Can anyone think of any reasons.