This is going to be a long one. I have wrote about these issues before and have tried all the suggestions but nothing is seeming to work. I'm gonna loose it! My DS is 6 weeks old. At the hospital the nurse had me try to latch 2 times before she threw a nipple shield at me. Now I cant get him off of it. The nurse told me that my nipple flattens out when he tries to latch but I don't see it. Now DS wants nothing to do with BF without. I really want to get rid of this thing.
I'm sitting here crying my eyes out because it just dawned on me that I don't even know how to get him to latch without. I live on a small island and there isn't any LC here that can help me. I try what I think is the right way but it doesn't work. DS was 7lb 10oz at birth, he dropped down to 7lb 8oz so the doc here told me to start giving him rice cereal. (I posted this before and stopped due to your suggestions), I decide to give him 2, 2oz bottles of formula a day till my next weigh in which was 3 days. He came out at 7lb 15oz. Something is going right. I don't want to formula feed so I stooped that. He seems to still be gaining. Well now he hasn't pooped in over a week ant the doc says that is ok He is still wetting and passing gas so he is fie.. That doesn't sound right to me.
I was reading an article about forceful let down, it listed a bunch of symptoms that sound like my kid... But I also read something that said if he isn't pooping at his age he needs more milk. So if I'm having forceful let down how can he not be getting enough milk? He is constantly at my breast. He wants to eat all the time.How can he always be hungry? I also have a problem keeping him awake while feeding...I have pumped and given it to him in the bottle, he loves it! He can take down 4oz no prob and e fat and happy. He will even keep it down. The next feeding I can fight with him and the shield and then have him throw most of it up after.. I think my number one problem is this shield.
What do I do?