Hi mommas! I am mother to 7.5 week old Avery, who was born at 37 weeks via C section due to preeclampsia. This is my third child, and I have breastfeed both other kids until 6 months.
Avery has always been very sleepy baby, needing to be woken up for feeds and always falling asleep at the breast within 2 minutes, hence her intake wasn't much in the beginning. She is slightly better as in will wake up more easily these days, nonetheless still falls asleep.
This is true both with bottle and breast.
She has also been diagnosed with high arched palate and recessed jaw which make latching on hard, no pain but lots of clicking sounds, and she will unlatch very easily if I'm not holding breast tissue right.
Also with poor sucking, most oft he times I am performing Breast compressions and changing my position which makes the 2 minutes of sucking happen....
My LC thinks Avery might get better by 10-12 weeks but as she says no guarantees.
Currently with 45 minutes of trials with alternating breasts at 7 weeks she took one ounce at breast. This has been stagnant for the last 2 weeks at weigh ins.
My pediatrician thinks I should just EP.....
Anyways so here is our routine: feed every 2.5 hours on schedule/ if she wakes up earlier then of course offer breast earlier
Try to BF for 45 minuets, then feed her bottle of pumped milk, put her down and pump... Not very efficient hence I am considering only EPing
We used syringe feeds in the past, too long didn't work, and SNS same problem as breast she just sleeps off and won't suck.
So I am looking for suggestions, as to how to improve breast time, or should I just EP?