The question is : if my nipples are not sore and baby gaining tons of weight, do I have to fix the latch?
Other info: ds now 1 month. We continue to struggle thru oversupply/OAL on 6-8 hr block feeding. He feeds for 10 min a session with a really bad latch - he breaks suction a few times a minute and often it seems he is just on the nipple, or maybe a tad more. He slips off very easily. If I take away boob and try 4 a better latch, as many times as the latch gets bad, he gets MAD and screams and won't latch at all.
I have a sense, but don't really know, that he is gaining TONS of weight simply by opening is mouth, doing a weak sucks, and letting my oversupply pour in his mouth . Obviously he is getting enough calories with what we are doing.
SO if my nipples are fine and he is gaining weight with his poor technique, do I have to keep trying to get him to latch better?
I guess the concern is in 4 months, if my supply regulates, will he b able to figure out latching and better sucking then?
on May. 1, 2013 at 7:01 AM