This is my 4th baby, but my first that I truly want to bf. I just had no desire with my other 3. Baby girl is 4days old and from the get go had problems latching, the lactation consultant found out its because she will close her mouth too soon but said it would take time. Yesterday my milk started coming in and I was very engorged my areolas were so engorged that the baby could not stay latched on for more than 4-5min. So after hours of her latching on for 4-5min alternating breast and baby girl screaming from hunger. I had to give her formula. I don't know what to do. I keep trying to latch her before each feeding and will alternate breast every 5min or less, pretty much until she unlatched herself. I do that until she is really upset then give her a bottle. But idk what to do! How do I get the engorgement down and my areolas not so swollen?
on Oct. 2, 2013 at 8:30 PM