I have an akmost 3-month old baby boy who would not nurse. He stared with a bad latch at the hospital which supposedly was corrected. Yet, by 2 weeks of age he was still 9 ounces below his birth weight and was put on full supplementation, first via syringe, then with bottle. i have been feeding him pumped milk ever since and have been desparatelt trying to get him back to breast. But nothing is working. I sought out a pediatric practise that is focussed exclusively on breastfeeding and have been working with them for months - love them, but no result.
Noone ever figured out why he was not nursing properly and ended up on such a low weight gain track initially. During the first two weeks, I had multiple appointments with a LC, we observed him, he latched on fine, suckes, swallowed, we weighed him, befoee and after and every time he seemed ro be fine, not so much at home, where I always felt, he was not nursing properly.
Once the decision was made to supplement with bottle - well, supplement is not the right word as he was only feeding from the bottle - he quickly started gaining weight, however, the oediatrician told me, he would not get back to the breast until he gets back to his normal weight curve. Which took him 6 weeks. Meanwhile I tried to put him on the reast, he would not have it.
At 8 weeks, he seemed to be latching and taking a few sips. But never consistently. Then he hit a rough, xranky period, with crying almost all day, every day, no hope for nursing practise. He continued to thrive on pumped milk. Now, at 12 weeks, he seems to be calming down, so I again tried the breast. No luck.
What shall i do? I would still want him to nurse. But he just would not. Don't understand why. No, he has no tongue tie, no physical problems. He is almost 13 pounds, healthy, i have two older boys, I nursed both until age 3 and 3.5 respectively. No issues with the first one, tongue tie with the second that got corrected at age 2 weeks. What is wrong with us now? Any suggestions? Any success stories to share? I need help!!! Thanks.