Hi! I just replied to your other post and then saw this one. I was wondering, is the LC you saw experienced with tongue tie? I would look into finding one who is and get him evaluated. He might have a suck issue tied to that because it sounds similar to my issues and tongue tie was the root issue. Unfortunately, by the time I got it remedied he was already set in his poor sucking ways and exclusive breastfeeding ceased to be a possiblity. I highly recommend finding an LC who is experienced and can look at him as well as maybe trying to have his suck evaluated with a feeding clinic if there is one local. A good LC should know about these things. So often there are things that can be done if you are able to find the right resources. Take heart. I know how tough this can be! I remember feeling that even if I could get all my sons problems solved I didn't even know if I would want to go back to full time breastfeeding b/c things had been so stressful. I feel for you! And congrats to you on the birth of you son! What a blessing!!
I have seen 2 LCs so far- one i had to pay $175 for!
i feel your pain.
Hello and welcome.
I am in the same exact boat as you. DD is 3 weeks old, won't latch. I am using a nipple sheild whenever I try though. I am also stuck between EPing and BF, though doing more of the former. I am offering breast everysingle feeding during the day and she takes it 1 out of 10 times but is not very effective at it. She can be on breast for over an hour and only get an ounce of milk. It takes a lot of time out of my day to try both but I am hanging in there. That is pretty much all I am doing all day long, try to feed her and pump after. It definitely gets exhausting just to do it during the day so I give up at nights. At nights, DH bottle feeds her while I pump.