The thread title says it all. . .but just to refresh, my son is now 16 weeks (I think. . . lol) and hasn't nursed (much) since we moved to Chicago. He gets about 6-8oz of my milk a day from pumping. We try the SNS every night but 8/10 times it doesn't work.
An LC said that his back-arching/tongue thrusting was nipple confusion (someone at an LLL meeting said he might be hypertonic but I doubt it). I'm not sure what to do- it all seems impossible. I don't get to stay home and only focus on him as I'm by myself.
Is it to early to try a sippy? Isn't that nipple-y too though?
Has anyone successfully cup-fed a baby who isn't a newborn (and therefore needs more than 1 oz)?
How would I deal with this when I fly home next week, where my parents already think I should give up and will be like WTH if I'm doing anything crazy (aka not a bottle)?
Can we get over this? And would if be ok if we did alternative things just a few feedings a day?
What on earth am I supposed to do.
(Sorry I seem to ask for help alot)
How can I deal with the past guilt from giving him bottles and moving? I feel like now I shouldn't have gone to school here. I just wanted to get a degree from a top school so that I can make more so Connor can have a great life.
Goodness I have lots of questions. I am hopeful because I am still lactating, but 5 days EBF and since then, varying amounts of BM doesn't seem all that great. It's hard not to compare on here too.
Thanks so much! I'm doing what I can. I'm just going crazy because I have an exam and a paper due and a baby who won't latch.