Hello !!!! I am really determined to breastfeed my new baby but am having some issues.
frist at the hospital I didn't receive the right support and my wishes where not respected and so my baby was given formula on a bottle his first day of life he just wouldn't latch was really fuzzy at the breast and well the lady who was helping me was really arrogant and gave him his first bottle. I was really disappointed and exhausted so I just followed along however, i kept pumping my breast and established a good milk supply kept insisting but we would both end up frustrated. long story short his been on formula and expressed breastmilk for two months now bottled fed of course (whish i had informed my self of alternate ways of feeding)
I tried a nipple shield for a few days to see if he latched on thinking it was the bottle and voila he did!! i took it off and he latched but apparently it was a shallow latch my nipples where really sore after and lipstick shape. how ever he did transfer milk. so suction is very strong !!!
so i finally decided to call a lactation consultant and we are trying to investigate what the problem is. she says everything looks good and he is transferring milk but i shouldn't have the lipstick shape nipples and painful sore ness after.
She told me it could be he is just sucking my breast like he sucks on the bottle cuss is the only way his learned, so in the mean time we are working to get a deeper latch
Im hoping some experienced moms could give more tips and advice on what im experiencing
PS: im also gonna check him for posterior tongue tie and upper lip tie just in case