I went from EBF to EPing when my son was about 2 weeks old. He was losing weight and nursing was excessively painful and frustrating for both of us. He would fight and scream, pop on and off, and fall asleep at the breast.
Later we found out that he was lip and tongue tied and simply couldn't nurse efficently. We had the revision done at 11 weeks. I have been doing skin to skin when we can, bedsharing, and offering the breast as much as possible.
I've found that offering it for the MOTN feeding just ends in screaming frustration from LO as he is tired and just wants to eat and go back to sleep :-(
He has no interest in bathtub/shower nursing.
We have tried with a shield, without a shield, and using a finger feeding syringe to 'prime' the shield so he associates milk with the breast.
We're using the Medela Calma nipples right now, as LO was chewing on the Avent nipples to get the milk instead of sucking. Is there a different nipple we should try?
Aside from skin to skin and offering before each bottle, is there anything else I can do to increase his interest? I've gotten him to nurse twice since the procedure, and latch a few different times.