Hello, My name is Louise and I am new here. I just got off the phone with a new Mom who is having trouble breastfeeding her newborn daughter. She is at her wits end and exhausted. The baby is very small, under 6 pounds and they are having trouble with latch on. It seems babies mouth is too small to attach correctly at least according to Mom. She has been trying to nurse and is developing sores. She has been pumping and using her finger to give the breast milk this way. She ended up putting breast milk into a bottle and giving it to her baby by the time we ended our conversation. Is there any advice you can give to me to help her? She is really serious about wanting to breastfeed but is very discouraged and at the point of giving up. I would appreciate any advice or help you ladies could give. I have suggested she contact the WIC office to contact a lactation consultant and I am hoping they will be able to help her and have done the best I know how as far as advising her. I'm just not sure what to tell her to do should she call me again. I hope I am making sense at 2:23 in the morning.
Thank you very much,