I am writing for advice about my 4 week old infant. I have been nursing her since we came home from the hospital with a nipple shield because I have flat nipples and my daughter was latching on incorrectly and damaging my nipples. We just came home from the Dr. who instructed us to start supplementing due to her sluggish weight gain. She weighed 8lbs 10ozs. at birth and now weighs 9 lbs 11 ozs. I am so frustrated because I cannot get her to latch on without the nipple shield, I cannot get her to open her mouth wide enough to take the beast and she get fussy and gassy whenever I give her formula.
I've consulted 3 lactation consultants and am still struggling to get oour problems solved.
Thanks for reading!