I have a 2 week old daughter who from the start has not been able to attach. There is nothing wrong with her mouth or my nipples, she just will not do it. Have been able to get her on a few times but then she gets fustrated. We have had few issues with her at the hospital being on the nipple and shiringe, to getting home being on a bottle for top us feeds and then also a nipple shield. The only way she is happy feeding is with a bottle.
I am still trying the nipple every time.. but usually after 5-10 minutes she is very worked up crying. We need to come to a decision soon as this is not only inpacking her, but me and my fiance also. We are going to give it a few more weeks and still see the lacation consultant at the hospital.. but thinking in the mean time with mixed feeding.
I am expressing 5-6 times a day and getting around 50-100 ml per express. At the moment we are just seeing what I have expressed and then topping up with formula.. or giving straight formula. We think this is upsetting her stomach all this changing so want to come up with a routine.
Just thinking what you think? I was thinking of still expressing as much as I can but saving it all up for night feeds as that is the hardest when trying to make bottle formula up and using the formula during the day. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to do this? Or is it better the alternate between bottle and formula?
Any advice on getting this started would be great as well are 3 confused people!!