Baby Zoe is 5 weeks old and we had some difficult breastfeeding start with a poor supply on my side. The supply is starting slowly to improve, but I had to top her up with some formula and I think she might actually prefer the speed of the bottle rather than my breasts. She starts to be fussy at the breasts after 8 min on one side, so I switch to the other breast but sane thing happen after roughly 8 min as well. I keep switching side but once she gets fussy, she is restless until I give up and give her the bottle. Although she gets fussy at the breast I can see that I still have more milk, by expressing manually. Saying that, I have to admit that expressing with the pump afterwards I only get 20 ml for 15-20min of expressing at both breasts.
I went to our breastfeeding clinic today to get some advices. It seems that the latch is not so good, my nipple is not round as it should be after a few minutes of feeding. After a full feed, and a lot of trials (shield, change of postures...) the midwifes concluded that Zoe has a flat palate, so they advised me to position her seating against me, facing me to ensure the angle with her mouth is wider. I did that today twice, and although the first time Zoe swallowed quite well and deeply, the second time wasn't as good. I am not sure I had the posture as good and can't find any explanations on this posture on Internet (don't think it is an "official" one).
Does any of you have some advice on the posture but also on how I could improve the latch with a flat palate?