I have been pumping and bottle feeding exclusively since coming home from the hospital with my DD. She is six weeks old now. I started pumping because I was having a lot of trouble getting her latched on. Even the nurses in the hospital had trouble getting her latched on. She is a small baby and I have very large breasts/nipples. I'm not sure if that contributed to the problem, but I've realized now that I gave up too early and would like to start BFing her.
I've tried a few times over the last couple of days and have been able to get her latched on a couple of times. She feeds for about 3-4 minutes and then stops and I'm not able to get her on again. I've found it's easiest for me to get her latched on while laying down in bed with her. I think it helps that it's nice and quiet in the bedroom. No distractions.
I was just wondering if anyone had any good tips to improve my chances of getting her to BF more. I would really like to BF her and it's really turning into a hassle having to pump all the time.
I also have one nipple that is quite flat and I haven't been successful in getting her latched onto that side. Any tips for that would be appreciated too.
Thanks in advance!!