Hey guys, hope to get some more advice. My 2 week old daughter has had attachment issues from the start and getting very confused now. From the start she could not attach and just sucked at the nipple which caused me to get blisters and hurt. I had a c section so when left hospital after 5 days all the mid wives said different things. They all said she knows what she is doing and keep persisting and she will attach when ready. We also had another person give us a nipple sheild which i used and Isla could use that.. but now she won't even attach at all. I put her near my nipple and try get her on.. she just nibbles away and goes off, then starts getting fustrated and cries alot.
We have been seeing a lactation consultant at the hospital twice this week who said first was a supple issue, so now I am expressing every 2 hours and on medication. But then yesterday we went in a Isla attached perfectly on both breasts first time in front of her, and she said everything is fine. Since being home have had few feeds and now will not attach at all again.
So just not sure what to do.. we want to persist with the breastfeeding, but partner back to work monday so will be alone and starting to freak out cause he has been such a great help. Im happy at the moment to keep expressing as much as I can and then topping her up with formula (have been doing this since been home.. she is having per feed 60-80ml EBM, 30-50 formula). Sometimes only just having formula if unable to express. But then want to keep trying the breastfeeding.
Has anyone had these issues and does it really just take time and one day she will get it? I hate seeing her so stressed out and makes me get very upset as well!!
Any advice for us would be great