Hey ladies, i just joined the group, my name is Hope and just wanted to say hello first.
So my question. I just had my son 1 week & 2 days ago. He was 39 weeks & 3 days, so he was term, but with lung issues still ended up in a NICU for this past week. Well he couldn't eat the first few days, so they had to sedate him, because he was obviously upset from being so hungry.
But then when he was finally breathing on his own and was able to eat, I had to pump and bottle feed because they had to monitor how much he was getting. Well thankfully he came home yesterday and now I can't get him to latch on. Is he just used to bottle nipple now? He will take my nipple in his mouth and will suck but only for a few seconds then he refuses it and just gets fussy. I have tried a few times with him since yesterday. So do i just need to keep trying until he gets it? Or like i said, is he just gonna be used to a bottle nipple only now? As long as he is still getting breast milk that's all I'm really concerned with, but I'm worried, what if I can't keep up with him pumping only. So far it hasn't been an issue, i have some in the fridge, and also some frozen, but still....
So any advice will be GREATLY appreciated!