Re: Unable to feed my new born
I had somewhat of the same issue. I didn't see baby after my c-section for quite sometime, the hospital had already given him a bottle, and when I attempted to bf he would not latch. There was no LC available and the only nurse that seemed interested in helping me, left after about 10 minutes :-(. I was forced to give him formula while I was in the hospital and pretty much the entire first week. I would pump (which produced very very little milk) and supplement with formula. I eventually found a LC when DS was about 8 days old and she suggested I try a nipple shield for the latching issues. DS took right to it and I stopped supplementing that day! Finding a lactation consultant was fantastic! I suggest every BF mother be in contact with one, even if for moral support :-). Try contacting your local Health Department to see if they can put you into contact with one.
Just wanted to let you know that even though you've ha a rocky start, things CAN get better and you CAN EBF! Good luck momma!
Momma to Baby Easton 5/31/12