My goal had been to EBF my son for the first 6 months of his life. Unfortunately, due to his being a premie and my milk coming in late, this didn't happen. However, he has been exclusively having breastmilk since about 4 days old; it's just always from a bottle. Now that he's a little older and stronger, I'd love to get him to transition to actually BFing other than while I'm at work. Has anybody done this? Any tips? He'll latch on for about a minute but then quickly give up. I know he's getting milk this way, as I'll see it in his mouth. He just gets too tired too quickly to really do a feeding this way.
I've tried the nipple shield the LC suggested. He hated it. I've also tried doing it after starting the milk flow by pumping, and that works a little better. Overall though, it just seems like it's too hard for him.