Yesterday, 12:03 PM
When my baby girl was 6 days old we had our first LC visit. At the time I felt that I was breastfeeding her ever 20-30mins and only for 5-10min long sessions. The good news is that baby hadnt lost weight but gained an ounce.
The recommendation was that baby was a "snacker", and that we should mix up her feeding schedule to give me more of a break, and feed every 2-3 hrs. The recommendation was to use nipple shields (since I have "half" nipples), feed her for 15mins each breast, then pump the remaining for 15mins and feed it to her through bottle at the next feeding (therefore baby would get 15mins each breast and a bottle with ~1oz at every feeding). After a majorly stressful afternoon, we got baby onto the 2-3hr schedule... in fact I would have to wake her up every 3hrs to feed her. This lasted pretty well until day 10 (although I did not enjoy the 1hour long feeding sessions).
By day 10, baby would be screaming after each feeding, to the point where I couldnt put her down to pump. After two days of her screaming in pain after each feeding, I looked online and it seems that baby has reflux... is this common for a baby so young? I am assuming that its from putting too much milk into her, along with possible air from the bottle. When baby is calm, she seems to be gasping and guggling and just very uncomfortable. I may seem calm in this post but I am at my wits ends because we have had to change so much over the past week and nothing seems to be making baby...