I know I have a lot of questions ! But thanks so much for you time in helping me with this!!
I got my SNS today and my son latched without the shield on the left breast!!!! right away it was great! but only on my left breast. the right he doesn't even want to latch. I am guessing it is because I have a capsular contraction (hardening of the scar tissue around the implant) also the hardeing makes my breast look upside down because there is no tissue on the bottom it's all above the nipple. Maybe it is just too hard for him to latch too? besides the implant I really don't have much tissue. since pre surgery I was completely flat, not even an A cup...
When he latched on the left he was on for over 30 minutes and only got 1.5 oz. when usually he takes 4-5 oz. he pulled off finally screaming for a bottle. The fastest flow tube doesn't seem fast enough. though he is on the added rice formula (rice startch not rice cereal) but it does make the formula just a little bit thicker. do they make a faster tube? I can't find that information. but he is on the size 4 transparents one.
any opinions on how long I should try to latch him if he is crying when should I stop? the left was just a little fuss for seconds and he latched and ate.
the right, he cried and cried he wouldn't even suck once
If it does find to be that he just can't latch on the hard breast, is it possible to nurse from 1 side? or the bad breast can I use the shield with the SNS ? he will latch with the shield.
This thing is just very complicated and difficult . trying to get him to latch while holding this and that lol.
any pointers on making this thing work better?