Breastfeeding with a bad latch

Christina - posted on 02/21/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a 10 week old who was 2 weeks early. I've been trying to breastfeed and have been working with a doula and a lactation consultant from day 1. I also used chiropractics and craniosacral work to help with my issue. I have an abundant milk supply, but a baby who cannot latch (in any hold) correctly without causing pain. I've been breastfeeding using nipple shields, supplemental nursery, etc and now in week 10, I'm ready to commit myself to pumping and bottle feeding with pumped milk. I feel incredibly guilty and have cried most of this week coming to this decision. My daughter pecks at my chest looking to nurse (today is day 1 of not dysfunctionally breastfeeding) and cries and cries. It's killing me! I cannot continue with hour long sessions of bad latching though either. Anyone gone through this? What to do?

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Christina - posted on 02/21/2014

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Yes. We've had multiple professionals check her mouth, palate, tongue, and bone structure.

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