Hi Ladies - My daughter is 1 week, 1 day old and I am just having some some breastfeeding concerns.
Right now, she eats about every three hours during the day and I mostly have to wake her to feed her. At each session she goes anywhere from I'd say 7 minutes to 15 minutes. We occasionally get a 20 minute session and I want to jump for joy when that happens. Short sessions are due to either her getting disinterested or falling asleep, despite attempts to rouse her. Yesterday I started trying to introduce both breasts to try and encourage her to eat more.
Night time is the bigger problem - this girl likes to sleep! I have to wake her between 3-4 hours and it is SO hard to rouse her. Last night I grabbed a cool washcloth and that barely woke her. Her feeding was 10 minutes tops and I had to wake her again 3.5 hours later. Shouldn't she be hungry and waking up??
I also am kinda clueless about how/when to pump to help with my supply and also start stockpiling for when we want to introduce bottles. Do you drain the breast you were working on (tried this last feeding and got zilch) or pump the other one during/after feeding?
Basically, I am worried that 1) she is not getting enough to eat (although we weighed me and then me with her and she's close to her birth weight according to our scale) and 2) I am worried that my supply is low. I want to exclusively breastfeed /pump for at least 6 months and I am worried I won't be able to.
Any help is appreciated!