i never monitor weight at all.. so far only been to pediatrician once when she was 5 days old n pediatrician qn us feed her enough or not cos after weight dropped when discharge never go back up.. made me so sad like my breast milk not enuf cos i only kept latching her.. she pee n poo a lot n has grown visibly now at over 6 weeks. we use cloth nappy so kept changing after each pee otherwise she gets very uncomfortable n cries.
ahwang must keep trying!! ive been thru most of that, flat nipples, tried nipple shield n nipple puller, called lac consultant told me to continue to latch, baby cant latch well yet keep crying for milk n i keep latching n struggling to have her suckle.. its like a battle! nipples darn sore like mad. i was gg nuts n crying n stuff n of course desparate enough to create this thread n ask for help.. thinking to give up latching n just express exclusively.. but now after 6 weeks finally all the struggling is worth it n baby can latch n my nipples r no more flat from her constant latching.. still short but she is used to it too.. need to pinch down for her at the beginning of each latch though..
jiayou!! im no expert but at least ive pulled thru n survived!! i believe w a mother's determination we can all overcome this n succeed in the art of breastfeeding!!