Re: Need Help Please! I'm about to throw in the towel...
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The PP asked some good questions- if you can post a complete weight history that may be really helpful. Birthweight, lowest weight, weight at each checkup.
What really matters when it comes to a baby's latch is not how it looks, but rather how it feels. It's very common to have a latch that looks great on the outside but feels bad on the inside, or vice versa. And when it comes to the effectiveness of a baby's latch, a latch that feels good almost always is good. So tell us some more about how latching feels. A creased or lipstick-shaped nipple often indicates that the latch is too shallow, but if there's no pain the problem is usually not so bad.
Whatever you do next, please don't exclusively pump in order to increase supply. A baby is almost always better than a pump at getting milk out. And you mentioned that pumping hurt so much that you rarely did it- that is a good indication that exclusive pumping isn't right for you! What sort of pump are you using and how often are you using it right now?
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