my baby had problems latching on with my flat nippleswhen he was born.
at the hospital post c section, a lactation specialist gave me the nipple shield . he started feeding .then I developped an infection and he was jaundiced and they gave him formula for few daysbc he lost a lot of weight. now he is 16 days old . he still want the nipple shield .I have tried on some occasions to get him to latch to my nipple and it has been frustrating. he diid it good on 3 occasions but now he closes his mouth and start crying and screaming.
I do not know what to do. I feel the shield decreases milk supply and get him tired. he breast feed sometimes for an hr and sometimes for 15 min to wake up 30 min later screaming in humger.
I am ready to give up.
I appreciate any help.