My baby boy is now only 3 days old. I did not receive much assistance in the hospital regarding latching problems because he was very sleepy and not interested in eating at all. I was told this was normal during the first 24-48 hours but that was not comforting to me because I want to make sure my boy is not starving. He was finally able to latch (with the help of a consultant) a couple of hours before we came home.
Now that we're on our own, I've gotten him to latch a couple of times but usually he just doesn't seem interested in eating at all. I don't know if it's because I'm doing it wrong or if he's just not very hungry yet. I don't know how to get him to open his mouth wide enough to get a good latch. His dad is quick to jump at the bottle and thinks I should pump so he at least gets the breastmilk (which has not even come in yet). All I can do is cry when I see him eating from a bottle - he doesn't eat much then either but it hurts to see a bottle giving him something he should be able to get from me. I was told that my "supply" thus far is very good. Please advise - I'm not ready to give up on him!!