The lc says my 9 day old ds has a really strong suck and he's not getting his tongue far enough forward. I'm using a shield because if i don't, my entire nipple gets covered with scabs and cracks and pours blood. It's excruciating. I can't even getthrough whole nursing session WITH the shield. I have to pump and give it to him via syringe. He eats for 40 minutes at a time and I only have one breast I can use at a time because he destroys them, so by the time one is healed, the other one has to recover.
My supply isn't an issue and his latch looks fine. The lc said he might make am adjustment at about two weeks, and figure it out, but what else can i do?
on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:39 AM