So we have been home for almost 2 weeks now, and while in the NICU Caleb would latch onto the breast for a up to 10min and suck and swallow. and then while we were rooming in, he was rooting around and latched on a few times during our stay for up to 20min.
Now that we are at home, he doesn't seem to what anything to do with breastfeeding. each time i have tried he arches his back and crys. This morning we tried again, and he would suck a few times and than just lay there and move his head away.
Any Suggestions and what we can try? I was going to get a nipple shield and see if that helps.
The NICU sent us home with a large supply of bottles and nipples that they used with him. they are the standard flow nipple. We need to get something else since we are running low. His Dr. wants him to stick with the Standard flow nipple, but all the brands go by age in months. So i'm kinda of stuck as to what to get.
Thanks for the help and listening!