We are using the SNS (supplemental nursing system) officially. I had to take my son's bottle nipple and thread the tubing through it and let him get used to that. Then, later he was willing to take it at the breast. It feels really good to have him at the breast, again.
He is so funny, though. He absolutely knows that the milk is coming from the tubing. He takes one suck and if I have not "undone" the tubing yet to let the milk flow, he pulls off the breast immediately. I have milk, but he wants the instant gratification from the tubing.
I need to go back to the IBCLC to have her help me with his latch and make sure that I am not reinforcing a bad latch or something.
Like I said, it feels really good to have him at the breast just for the closeness alone, but of course I also want him to bring in his milk supply. I know that the SNS book says that the baby will get my milk, too, but it seems like he is not. When I pump immediately after feeding him, I get the same amount from both sides. Doesn't it seem like I ought to get less from the side on which he fed?
Anybody else used one of these things?