M - posted on 07/27/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My baby boy was born 3 weeks early at 5 lbs. 14 oz. I was given a nipple shield at the hospital by a nurse because he wasn't latching well. I didn't know any better unfortunatley (my fault for not being better informed). I was planning to EBF but had to supplement with formula (for a week) because of jaundice issues. He is now 11 weeks old and we are having problems. He isn't growing as quickly as the doctor wants him too. He also cries often times when I complete a feeding, like he is still hungry. I feed him for almost an hour at each feeding and have since the beginning. I feel like he isn't getting satisfied and that's why he is fussy. After our last doctor last visit we are now giving him one additional formula bottle a day. I just feel like I'm failing my little boy by not adequately feeding him. I don't want to stop bf!!! I don't know if the shield has anything to do with it but I just need help! Sorry it was so long but just wanted to give you all the info.