After finally having a private breastfeeding consultation I was told that my nipples are too large to fit into my sons small mouth right now. He latches on and sucks for 1520 minutes but only gets one ounce. After sucking so hard he's too tired to get enough easy milk from the bottle. Which then causes him to wake up every 12 hours at night. She recommended that I stop breastfeeding right now and pump after every time I feed him the bottle then he can top off on the breast for comfort or extra milk. At least this way he's fed a full bottle effortlessly.
I'm frustrated but not completely discouraged. She mentioned that he can grow on my nipple as he gets bigger and his jaw muscles strengthen. Anyone else facing this?