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Latch problems...

Posted by on Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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My little guy did so well at the hospital, but that ended when we got home.

I have tried all different positions that are tolerated while the incision heals from my C section but no good latch he wont open wide enough.

I have no lactation specialist support, and for some reason the one thing I knew I could give him isn't working and I am getting more and more depressed.

Help please? Suggestions?

by on Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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Have you tried leaning back and allowing him to try to latch on his own? Google breast crawl. It is amazing. You would have to adjust due to your incision.
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MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:37 PM
Use pillows under your arms to support him. Use your opposite hand to "shape" your nipple. Brush around his nose with your nipple, bring it down to his lips. This should encourage him to open wide. If you are engorged, hand express a little to soften the nipple. Was he checked for lip or tongue ties? Any pacifiers or bottles?
maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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If baby is not latching then you need to be pumping!

Best info on getting baby to the breast here:

http://nativemothering.com/2010/08/luring-the-resistant-baby-to-the-breast/

Willow194
by on Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:42 PM

I have had to supplement with formula all along. His heel stick was low when he was born and the doctors stated that would be a necessary evil.

MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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I'm sorry to tell you, but that was unlikely too. Sorry momma.


Quoting Willow194:

I have had to supplement with formula all along. His heel stick was low when he was born and the doctors stated that would be a necessary evil.


maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Even more reason to be pumping. Do you have a pump?

Quoting Willow194:

I have had to supplement with formula all along. His heel stick was low when he was born and the doctors stated that would be a necessary evil.


aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:51 PM
What was low? Formula is likely not necessary. Your pumped milk would be better.

Quoting Willow194:

I have had to supplement with formula all along. His heel stick was low when he was born and the doctors stated that would be a necessary evil.

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aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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The bottles might be the reason why he won't latch.
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Willow194
by on Oct. 28, 2013 at 8:02 PM

I was lucky my insurance paid for a Medella pump and pumping I do as much as I can. I won't let the opportunity to breast feed him slip away I know how much good it does for him.

He is not tounge tied. Just stubborn like his mommy.

Willow194
by on Oct. 28, 2013 at 8:05 PM

His heel stick was in the 40s when he was born and I was cautioned what to watch for etc. His latch is very shallow and painful. As shallow as he is it is unproductive.


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