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My baby boy is less than a week old and we are fighting with a case of nipple confuision. With my first son, I fed him for a year and I thought this time would be a breeze....
I am pretty sure this started from a soothie pacifier. He latched on and ate well the first couple of days then he started fussing at the breast. I took him to a lactation consulant and she was very helpful though he would not stay awake to eat, which she assumed was b/c of high billirubin levels. So she told me to pump and feed for 2 days to flush everything though his system. Well NOW he is a super mess when he comes anywhere near the breast. I bought some breastflow bottles and he is having trouble with them, which lead me to the nipple confusion self diagnosis. Does anyone have any experience with this? I am trying everything. lots of skin to skin, dribbling milk, expressing milk before feeding...he just wants nothing to do with my boobs. I am taking him back to the LC tomorrow but would appreciate any advice in the meantime. Thanks so much.
EDIT********I think it is over!! We pretty much stayed in bed all day working on it. He's nursed all afternoon/evening.. i am soooo relieved!
That's great! I caught this post after your update, but I'm glad to hear that he's nursing agian. Usually it's reccomended that you wait until 4-6 weeks to introduce bottles and pacifiers. Some babies switch very easily, but some get confused very easily. I would wait at least a few more weeks to give him a bottle again and a pacifier if you can. Hopefully by then you have breastfeeding well-established and he doesn't have any problems. If you start to notice any signs of nipple preference, pull the bottles and pacifiers back for a while to get him back on track.
Andrea, mom to 3 beautiful girls - Abigail (8) Annabelle (6) and Alexis (3)