Thanks for the tips ladies on being assertive. Brayden should be coming home today or tomorrow. It has been 3 days since i nursed him and we didn't have an issue then. They increased his feeds by bottle and i attempted to nurse him last night. It was a disaster. I was able to latch him on and he would suck...fall asleep. He would get frustrated and start screaming. I would wake him up and then i couldn't get him latched on. I switch sides and put him in the football hold. I was able to latch him on and i thought he did well. Of course, the nurses wanted to "top him off" with a bottle and he drank half of it. Is he not getting enough from me?
He does have trouble with latching on, but i'm sure it's from having that dang bottle in his mouth and he doesn't have to work for it.
He also doesn't have a tight seal...milk dribbles out the corner of his mouth...same with bottle feeding.
I need to find a lactation consultant in my area, but no luck. The hospital that Brayden is at, is almost an hour away.