My Son Aidan Was Born 32wks6dys On Jan 21/07. He Spent 3 Days In Nicu And 2 Wks. In Special Care Nursery. I Have Pumped Since He Was Born. It Is Now Mar And No Successful Latch. I Had A Lact. Consult. Come Out Monday. And I Paid $125.00 For Her To Tell Me What I Already Knew. He Can Not Latch Bc. He Pushes His Tongue Out And Often Sucks On That. He Even Does This With A Bottle. He Tries To Suck ANd Ocassionally He Will Get An Okay Latch. But Not Enough To Get A Good Amount Of Milk. I WAS TRYING 1-2 TIMES A DAY. BUT I HAVE BEEN GETTING VERY FRUSTRATED BC. HE HAS NOT GOTTEN ANY BETTER.
I Am Pumping 8-11 Times A Day. But He Is Taking 4 To 5 Ounces At A Time. Usually Every 3-4 Hrs. He Is Going To Surpass My Production Soon. I Really Do Not Want To Half To Supplement W/ Formula.
The Hospital Sent Me A Printout Of Exercise I Can Do To Possibly Help. It Came From A Laleche Handout. But It Said If Done Incorrectly It Can Make Problem Worse. I Am Concerned. I Do Not Know What To Do?
anyone have this problem and overcome it?
Will He Grow Out Of It?
Any Advice ??????