So if you remember things started out rocky with my flat nipples and with dd's lip tie. then because of her slight jaundice they had me already supplementing at the hospital with formula. I was sure it would be another fiasco. I had dealt with nipple confusion in the past with ds so all of dd's feeding were done by syringe to avoid that. Sadly all feedings were done by syringe for the first week to 10 days. I pumped and was able to give her a few feedings a day of my milk. Syringe feeding isn't the easiest or neatest esp when feeding in bed at night and these syringes the hospital gave me only lasted bout 3 days before they break and loose suction. So I had to make a choice as to what to do next. I decided to buy a starter set of the adiri bottles that are breastlike and go from there. I got the bottles on Wednesday this week and my dd loves it. She drinks from it just fine. What surprise me is that this was the first time he ever latched on to anything since she couldn't do that with a syringe. Once she figured out what she had to do she learned to also latch on my breast! It was the opposite of nipple confusion!! After much practice today at 15 days postpartum I'm happy to say that dd now latches on great to my breast! Of course sometimes we need to try 10+ times for that perfect latch but we get it and she stays on anywhere from 5-45 min and does great on both breasts. I figured out what positin works best for us and I think we are gonna make it today I'm going to try and avoid the bottle 100% and see if I can do all feedings by breast. I'm just so happy about it. I was amazed with that first great latch where I actually hear swallowing!!! I'm still so very new to this and don't know what to expect with frequency of feedings or anything... I just put her on the boob anytime she is hungry and keep her there till she says she's done. I think that works for us.
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5/22/10 at 12:56pm