I haven't been in this forum for 2 years almost since my 1st DD has been feeding like a champ and did so for 19 months. I though the second time around would work like a charm...Well it ain't so and i am getting super discouraged.
My 2nd DD was born oct. 10. Even though she was on the breast some 3 hours after birth she was hurting me while nursing. I thought to myself i cannot be doing it that wrong...but hey we will get it in time. 4 days after her birth a nurse took a look at my soar nipples and said they were one of the worst she had even since and that it is caused when a child is tongue-tied.
Referred us right away to a ped who performed a frenectomy when she was just 6 days old. Everyone was saying how it will be much better but she sould have to learn how to nurse the right away all over again....Well, she started refusing the breast...loosing weight and we had to pump my milk (as my supp. was drying up as well within two days of her refusing to nurse). She would have some breast milk and as per the nurses proposition she would have some formula to get the amount of milk she needed. I have been taking fenugreek, blessed thistle and domperidone for 15 days and pumping 8 times a day. She has gained weight really well and doing great.
Although things are good i am so sad: Cause i cannot breastfeed her at each feeding i offer the breast for 10-15 minutes so as not to frustrate her too much then her bottle of breast milk. (some five days ago i have been able to take out the formula as i pump between 90-160 ml each time). I tried the shield it as a hot mess.
I am getting discouraged and tired...I dont want to give up but how do i get her back on the breast??? I consulted a kellymom link i saw in a post....but i don't seem to get her to even lay beside the breast. She fights...pushes away and screams.
We saw her pediatrician two days ago who said he would have made sure the nursing is well established before the frenectomy and that there was reallly nothing to worry about with the weight...I am so sad....i just want to nurse her and she doesn't want to....any advice?