So my newborn had jaundice and had to be supplemented with formula. She never had a great latch since birth. I've consulted my Leche Leader and she says to keep trying, but I think I have a stubborn little girl. She spits my nipple back out if it actually gets to the correct position.
SHe's nearly 4 weeks and I've been trying desperately to BF, but she falls asleep in 5 minutes. ALWAYS. I've done the wet wash-cloth, changed diapers, changed sides, stimulated her in every way I've read about, even wiped her face and hands with little ice packs! nothing.
I pump every few hours to keep my supply up, but it's getting to be heartbreaking and I'm not sure how much longer I can keep this up. We still have to supplement with two bottles of formula at night because I can't produce enough to keep her weight. (she only has about one bowel movement a day, though many wet diapers)
Are there some kids who simply never take to the breast?