I am looking for some advice about my breastfeeding situation.
- My daughter was breastfed for the first two weeks, but I quit due to her weight loss and inverted nipples that were cracked and bleeding.
- I still wanted to provide breastmilk for her so I started pumping 8x/day and feeding her bottles.
- Within the past few weeks, I've really wanted to try to latch her back on. Therefore, I have tried a variety of techniques to get her to latch. I have watched numerous videos and still have painful nipples. When I remove her my nipple is compresed in the corner and white, which I know is because of bad latch.
Yesterday I returned to the LC for the 4th time, and she thinks that my daughter has a high palate and her tongue may be too big for her mouth. In addition, she has a strong sucking reflux. I've been feeding her since yesterday and already my nipples are sore and it's so painful.
I want to feed her so badly, but I don't know where to go from here. She has been so much happier and content the past two days. When my husband or I would feed her with the bottle she was fussy and cranky the majority of the time.
Can anyone offer any advice for me? I don't want to give up. I've been trying for the past 8 weeks to do what's best, but I'm beginning to think it's never going to work.