by Janie Leblanc
(sturgeon falls, canada , ontario)
Our baby girl almost 4 days old now and were having latching issues. She did well initial feedings at hospital and later diminished.
My nipples are not really well exposed leading me to think its harder to engage her sucking motion. When I present my finger to palate (roof of mouth) her sucking is fully engaged. What could be done to stimulate that area (palate)?
I have purchased nipple shields, have been told that they will not help the cause seeing they are very pointy. Baby will only get used to sucking on that part instead of doing wide cover over nipple.
What do you think?
Last feedings were done with finger sucking and milk introduced by siringe tube, works well but I don t want to give up breastfeeding.
Baby s wet diapers and stool are normal
My breast milk as been in for last 12 hrs.
Spending lots of time at each feeds, getting stressed a little but don t want to give up.