Friday, March 5, 2010

Too good to be true...

24 hours. That's all it took. 24 hours of calm, peace and some quiet. We had a happy baby and he had happy parents.
And now? Same story as always.
He won't latch on. Breastfeeding is a nightmare. After 15 minutes of screaming, he got a bottle.
He won't latch on.
This is what always happens with a paci.
Damn.


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9 comments:

Next in Line said...

Dam puffer I am sorry. One day it will work.

Dani and Dru said...

Has he been checked for tongue tie? My daughter had a very very minor one. We chose not to get it clipped and she grew out out of it fast.

tireegal68 said...

I'm sorry you are all having such a hard time. and I never knew that a paci could be a bad thing either. Hoping for better days and soon:)

Two Moms, Two Monkeys said...

Oh Puffer, sounds like you've had a rough start! Don't worry about the latch for now, do what you need to do to take care of yourself and just pump for him. My twins got bottles of breast milk for the first 8 weeks because they were in the NICU and I was still able to swtich them over to the breast successfully once they came home (and then back to the bottle part-time now that I'm back at work). Keep pumping so your milk supply stays high, and concentrate on feeling better. Twins are hard, but when you aren't 100%, they can be impossible... somthings gotta give. *hugs*

Mommy and Mamita said...

Sorry. Sounds really tough. Have you tried nipple sheilds while nursing? Might be a reasonable compromise.

Jen said...

I was also wondering about nipple shields. As long as he is eating and getting the liquid gold, for your sanity, give him a bottle. If he will take that, maybe just go with it. Have you thought about seeing an LC again to help with this issue?

N said...

Seconding the wondering about nipple shields and about giving him bottles. I know it's important to you to have him get the breastmilk, but it's important (really important) for you to be sane and happy as well. *hugs*

Andrew and Brooks said...

I highly recommend giving nipple shields a try. You can get Medela ones at Babies R Us or even Target I think. My girlfriend's baby just this week, completely stopped latching on, on one side only. Within 2 nursing sessions with a shield she was nursing great on that "bad" side. She is about the same age as your twins too. The LC also recommended my friend try nursing on that side when the baby was a bit more tired, so she wouldn't be as aware. I had a preemie and he needed the shields too for the first couple months until he grew and his mouth could handle the softeness of my nipple. His tone was low, so the paci was easier. Best of luck!!!!

tireegal68 said...

by the way, you are my sheroes for living in a one bedroom apt with twins. We live in a small garden condo and are lucky enough to have two bedrooms - one is occupied by cats right now - we are trying to find homes for them - it's a long story!
Anyway, with some ingenuity and re-organization I know it can be done. I am watching and listening to your every word in anticipation for the day when we have two little babies that need to latch!
Hang in there- I hear it gets better. I really hope so!