Few weeks old baby

Question: Hello, My baby is 17 days old, due to flat nipples and less milk supply,my baby was on Nano pro and xpressed milk. Now nipples are out and milk supply has also increased but baby latches not more than 5 mins. So have to express and give. How can i get her used to breastmilk,tried nipple shield doesn't work all the time.

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Answer: When a baby is fed by bottle they develop nipple confusion. First thing you can do to reverse that is stop bottle feeding. You can use spoon or cup to feed the baby. For the baby to latch long enough to get the required milk the latch should be correct. You can watch videos on YouTube for proper latching. Have a lot of skin to skin contact. Be patient. Also if the baby latches for 5 minutes it could be that he has taken sufficient amount of milk. To know this you have to see if the baby is satisfied after feeding, baby sleeps and your breast feels soft after feeding. In this case you don't have to worry as baby has adequately been fed because if the latch is proper and milk supply is adequate then baby feeds for only about 5-10 min. Hope this helps else you can meet a lactation consultant.
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    Panna Gandhi592 days ago

    Thank u

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