Firstly, sorry for my english, I'll try my best but if something is not clear enough, please let me know
My difficulty with BF-ing is that my nipples are not 'nice': one very big(left side), the other big and inverted (right side)
With my first baby, I pumped and offered him bottles for 3 weeks and then managed to get him latch on(he couldn't latch on till then) and BF from the left breast first since it produced more milk, and from the right breast couple weeks later. It was a big success for me.
Now with my DD, I managed to get her latch on right after birth, but that was a shallow latch because her mouth was very small. So this time I also need to pump and she drinks from bottle. I did hope the history repeat, but I was wrong.
Now at 8 weeks, she seems to latch on well, but she sucks very weakly, and falls into sleep quickly. She mainly comfort-nurses.
My milk supply is not the problem, I think, since I pump and get enough for her to drink from bottle. I use Medela pump in style breast pump, I pump 5 times a day and get total 16-24oz . This is not a big amount but my baby only drink up to 3 oz every 2-3 hour, she sleeps for long stretch at night(5-6 hours)
I did hope that I can get her BF like her brother, but for now I don't see any improvement as the time goes by(too fast for us, I think). I guess my baby has nipple-confusion so that she can't sucks well, or she is used to the ease of drinking from bottle.
Here(in Vietnam) I can't get any help from lactation consultant since there's no lactation consultants.
I'm thinking about using SNS, but wonder whether it can help in my situation. I used SNS once with my first baby, it's not easy to use
Sometime I think it maybe easier for both my DD and myself that I pump and give her a bottle, since she does not have to nurse and only after that can get her bottle at every feeding, I , at the same time, don't have to sit to nurse her in vain(seem like she does not get much with BF-ing). But I'm still desperate to BF!
Please help and thank you!