So I just had our 4th child on February 23. I've been nursing him since day one and I want to EBF, no pumping, no bottles. But I'm very perplexed by his eating! He latches for hours but doesn't seem to be getting anything! I go to a nursing group twice a week and the IBCLC corrected our positioning and latch, checked the palate and for ties, and she can't figure it out either! He looks great and is sucking and swallowing. I have good supply and I feel the letdown. When I pull him off he has milk all over his face! But he wasn't peeing or pooping, was still losing weight, and his before and after feeding weights have no change. I had to begin finger feeds for his sake, but I still nurse him first for about 1 1/2-2 hrs with weighing before giving him that. What is going on?? Where is the milk going and how do I get him to get it and put it in his belly?!?!? Lol!! I'm at a loss! Anyone else have experience with this???
Update: So when I just did his finger feeding I noticed that it takes so much maneuvering to get my finger in to feed him because he pushes his tongue outward. So I really have to work to get him to put it down. Maybe a tongue thrust issue? Could that cause a transfer issue? And if so, what can I do to fix this?
on Mar. 6, 2014 at 5:34 PM