My little one is 4 wks and was born at 34 wks. He has been taking a bittle since he was in the nicu becasue we didn't have much success at bf. He started bf a wk after he was home but he is tounge tied and he was not latching properly and was flatening one side of my nipple out. Needless to say after 24 hours I bf a few times a day and pumped the rest. He seems to not be confused btw the two...but I have thrush and am giving him formula. I have not bf him for about 1 wk and am afraid that he will not bf once his tounge is clipped and once I get the thrus cleared up. Any ideas?
Plus since he is tounge tied it appears that when he takes the bottle that his upper lip completely is sucked in. I tried to get him to take the bottle w/ his lip out but he doesn't seem to be able to suck once it is out. Is it normal for it to be in? (dumb question but no idea) He seem to be ok at the brest just doesn't latch properly.