I'm trying to get my 3 month old son to start nursing again. I had to quit nursing when he was 2 weeks old due getting a stomach bug, and some other things happened that caused me to end up in hospital for 10 days. Baby was switched to formula/bottles and did fine. He is a very fast eater, even at one/two weeks old would be done nursing in 10 minutes.
I also was on medication for the last two months. Now that I'm off medication I would like to start nursing again. I tried to latch him on two weeks ago and he did great. Sucked for 5 minutes on a dry breast. I got him to latch on three more times over the next couple days. Then he wouldn't latch at all. He would start fussing. So I got a Medela SNS and tried that yesterday evening. He won't even come near the breast nipple, he starts screaming and crying like he's mad/upset.
I need help, how do I get him to latch on and nurse without the fight? This is my third baby so nursing isn't new.
I try to extract any breast milk I can, and only get a few drops. I have a hand pump (cylinder style) but it was mean to my nipples and gave me a crack in one. Do I keep taking the nursing herbs, fennel and blessed thistle, and keep working on hand extraction?
I'm frustrated about this, he was such a good nurser.