I just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy at 36W. I was induced due to Preeclampsia. Since then the doctor was worried about low blood sugar and weight. Several attempts to breastfeed but my little guy was too frustrated due to hunger and me not having anything to give. I then supplemented with formula by cup so as to not be confused with nipples. He slowly gained weight but I was more frustrated by the fact that I could not feed my son. He got confused with the cup feeding and then did not want to suckle at the breast. We then had to tube feed him while at the breast to get him use to where food comes from. Still no milk from me, Dr gave me Domperidone to jump start my milk production. My breast then got HUGE! And hard lumpy rocks and where so painful I couldnt even try and breastfeed my son. But when ever I pumped I still would hardly get anything out from each.
I discontinued medication my breast have now gone down but are still some what painful. I have been using a nipple shield to help since he dosnt latch on very well to begin with and he dosnt seem to relive the pressure, I think that I am not letting down. He will nurse for 20-30min on each some times and he dosnt seem to be satisfied and I end up having to give him an OZ or two of formula after.
I end up being upset that I cannot feed my son and feel like I have failed. I have these swollen breast but hardly anything comes out and my son isnt filling up on them and I hardly pump anything out.
Any help would be appreciated....