So here's what is going on:
DD was born tongue tied and couldn't latch or maintain a latch very well. She did great with a nipple shield - but my supply was low (I'm hoping b/c of the shield and not me) so she was still losing weight at her first weight check. I was nursing her with the nipple shield as much as she wanted and for as long as she wanted. But the ped told us that the "marathon" sessions could be causing her to burn more calories than she is taking in. So I pumped and fed her BM after nursing (as well as giving her formula if I didn't pump enough)
Today we took her to the ENT doc (who is a very strong BF advocate and was recommended by the LC at the hospital) and they did the little snip. So now I want to get back on track, ditch the shield and basically use her to increase my supply. I tried to nurse her there without the shield and she couldn't do it - I'm guessing it was because she is used to the shield and the bottle.
Any advice? WWYD? Should I just call a LC to come to the house? Has anyone dealt with limiting nursing sessions....I don't know if I should ignore the ped and nurse as long and as often as I can or limit them to 20 minutes every 2-3 hours, etc.
Buffalo girls - any recommendations of where to go / who to call?? I can't remember who we called last time..