Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" I actually attempted to BF today and he didn't latch on once. :/ I'm hoping the nurses can work him. They seem to be better at feeding than us."
Have a lactation nurse come in. Sometimes if you express just a little bit on the tip of your nipple, he will latch. Preemies really do struggle to eat. They haven't fully developed that "motion" if you will.
Bring him to your room, make it nice and calm and soft. Try not to stress because he will feel it. Express a little colostrum and bring his little moth to it. Go ahead and rub some on his lips if you can. Just enough for him to taste it. Breast milk is very sweet and babies like that. Be patient with him and let him know it is ok. Don't switch back and forth with formula and breastfeeding. You will give him nipple confusion. Make a decision on how you want to feed your child and stick to it. If you choose to nurse, don't use bottles or formula at all. Give him the time to get used to eating and how he is going to eat.