I had posted on the forum previously talking about my nipple shield 'woes' and my supp. with formula after meals. I was able to make an appointment with a Lactation Consultant and she was absolutely amazing.
Baby latched immediately when she placed him on the breast and we weighed him and he drank 1 oz in 5 minutes. Which she said was really good...
We tried the other side and got him to latch as well of course he started getting fussy so we did put the shield on until he calmed down before we tried again..
I go home, and I'm having trouble getting him to latch She told me to be patient and to not give up and that she had no doubt with how well he did he'd be on the breast in no time.
But... I'm having issues of feeling "frantic" myself and I think I give up too soon during feedings with putting him on the breast. He still flails and screams and sometimes will latch and eat.
Again, even with the shield he still comes off the breast absolutely hysterical. Colic? Anyone have this issue where you nurse and nurse but the baby still cries?
I am giving him a little formula throughout the day and the consultant got me a referral for a double pump and I'm supposed to pump after every feeding for a few days to get my supply up b/c she thinks it could be a little low since he IS fussy after feedings however, he's 5 weeks old and was 6.8 at birth... he was 9.5ish at the lactation office..that's a great weight gain...so... I don't know what to think.
In fact, I'm not even sure my questions were clear. I'm just needing a sounding board.