My 3 month old son is 12lbs 4ounces born 4 wks early at 6lbs 14ounces. Spent 1 week in the Nicu. They gave him a soother (which I didn't want) and he was on formula and breast milk. Ever since we started him on breastfeeding he hasn't been a great latcher. Sometimes we're great other times not so much. Lately my nipples are very sore. He's been diagnosed with reflux and is on losac. He squirms around while eating, rips his head back no matter what position we're in. He's been clicking his tongue which is on going since the start. I have been to two lactation consultants and both said I was doing everything right and that his latch looks fine. But he can't hold a deep latch. By the end of his feed it hurts and I have to unlatch him and then he refuses to relatch. He only wants the nipple in his mouth. The second consultant I saw said that it was due to the reflux. She noted that I have overactive letdown/flow. Which I know to be true. And that the clicking of his tongue is to control the flow of milk because he doesn't do it the whole feed or on every feed. I've been doing side lying position and laid back position and it's helping a bit but I need more help or suggestions. Would an osteopath or chiropractor help? I'm at my wits end. I never had any of these problems with my first and I lived breastfeeding him and he had reflux too. This one I'm cringing every feed.
He has 8 wet diapers a day and 2-3 stools. He's very gassy due to clicking his tongue and swallowing air.