Marci - posted on 03/02/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
I had an unexpected C section & then my son was very jaundiced & didn't want to eat. The nurses & lactation people in the hospital were so aggressive to get him to breastfeed, that he would get really angry & frustrated, with people grabbing his head & shoving it at my breast. I confronted them on this and they finally admitted to me that they were overly aggressive with their own agenda, but the damage was done by that point. So now any time I put him to the breast, this is his reaction, anger. They took him away from me for light therapy for 36 hours & during that time I pumped. But my milk really hasn't come in, it started to today, but I just don't have the time or the energy to pump like I should. My son was born a week ago, and so I know my window of opportunity is closing. I have a breast shield, and he uses the low flow bottles. I try to put him on the breast with the shield & put a syringe of pumped milk in his mouth to get him to suck. He just won't. It's become really emotional & frustrating, I don't want him to start to associate negatively with me because I keep trying to get him to do something he really doesn't want to. I always thought I would breastfeed, so this is tearing me up, but I'm exhausted & about to give up. My breasts are very large, & I've tried it from every direction I can think of. Any ideas? I can't hang on for much longer.
thanks for any help!!