I am having a terrible time getting my 3 week old daughter to breastfeed. At first it was latching difficulties and sore nipples, she had a strong suck they said at the hospital.
Somewhere along the line they had me pump after every feeding and I thin now I have an oversupply. If my LO is very hungry she latches on quite readily, nurses for a few minutes 3-5 and then slumps into a stupor. I know she is not full because if I put her down in the crib she will shake awake and make hungry faces, root etc., but I cannot get her to latch on after that. My nipple seems to be very soft and not pointy at that time. She tries very hard and opens her mouth really wide but it does not seem to help.
Also on the initial latch, my let down is quite a bit, so she clamps down on the nipple or pulls back to the tip and paces herself.
I dont know how to make my nipples more latch friendly and less slippery... I dont even know if this is a legitimate problem...
BTW she also has reflux and is on zantac now for 3 days