My month old son had a lot of problems with his latch when he was born. We saw an LC and while he gets latched on now, he doesn't always open his mouth wide enough.
I can hear him swallowing every 2-3 sucks, but after nursing for a total of 40 minutes (about 20 min a side), he still isn't satisfied (he must not be transferring the ideal amount of milk). Due to his poor latch, I have cracked nipples and so I can barely stand to nurse longer than that. So, I usually detach him, supplement him with 1-2 oz of formula and then pump 1-2 oz (sometimes I get as little as 0.5 oz).
I really want to move him to 100% BM, but I don't think that will happen until his latch issues are resolved. I've tried brushing his chin downwards when he is latched on, but it doesn't seem to budge. Does anyone have any ideas regarding encouraging a better latch and increasing my supply.
P.S. I did try to wean him to 100% BM when he was about 2 weeks old, but he wasn't gaining enough weight. Also, he has NEVER had more than one dirty diaper a day (he often goes 2 days without one). While I recognize that some of that could be due to the formula supplementation, he never even had multiple stools on the 3 days when I didn't supplement him. He always has plenty of wet diapers (8-10 day).