I have a 3wk old baby boy who is having latching difficulties. He started off doing good in the hospital, but around the 3rd day, he started pushing everything that went in his mouth back out. He was also getting so frustrated BFing that the nurses suggested supplementing with formula. BIG MISTAKE!!! my milk has never really come in, when I pump (using Medela Pump-In-Style Advance, or sumthing of the sort!) I get 3/4(from both breasts) in the morning, by the end of the day, I'm only getting 1/4. I have since been taking 2400mg of Fenugreek a day for the past 2 days, and it has not increased.
As far as BFing goes, we have been using a nipple shield, and he will latch on for about 5 mins(each breast) and fall asleep, then wake up 20mins later screaming for more, so I'll supplament with a bottle of formula....what am I doing wrong?
I have absolutely no support whatsoever as far as trying to BF. My mom thinks that I should be doing other things rather than holding him all day and will continue to say this untill i put him down and do "other things". She knows that I really want to BF, but thinks that its not going to work because it hasnt yet.
Because of lack of support and latching difficulties, I have resorted to using just formula(I didnt think it was worth it to give baby only 1-2oz of breastmilk, where he was eating 4 oz of formula) and now I want to go back and give BFing a try again!
Please help, I really want to give my baby the best but Im afraid I may have messed up