I was wondering if anyone has some advice or hope for my situation. I delivered Monday and my daughter did not want to suck when she was latched on in the hospital, she just fell asleep. Then when she was awake, she just kind of wiggled off and started crying. They gave me the shells in the hosptial to help my nipple protrude, they said they were somewhat flat.
The pediatrician said I couldn't leave the hospital until I fed her a bottle of food before we left. So, right now I'm pumping and using formula. My milk supply isn't that much because she is not able to stimulate my breasts.
Has anyone been able to be successful breastfeeding after introducing a bottle? I keep trying several times a day to breastfeed. A few times I've had her take maybe 5-7 sucks but then nothing. Mostly she gets very upset and wiggles off and cries.
It seems like all the forums are about women who are already breastfeeding. I just want to know if others out there are still trying.
I did read that some women were able to get their baby to breastfeed when they were a little older - a few months. Do some babies just reject the breast altogether?