I have a ton of questions/concerns, but background first: my son is 3.5 weeks old. Wet/dirty diapers are fine, and weight gain is fine.
LO is still nursing every 1 to 1.5 hours (up to 2 or 3 hours at night), and he tends to nurse for 30 to 45 minutes each time - this seems like a long time to me... Normal?
Also, when he finishes nursing, his lips look blanched from so much sucking. And when he finishes, my nipples are still lipstick-shaped. We've worked with 2LCs, the pediatrician, and 2 LLL leaders, and his latch is improving. I know it's improving because my cracked nipples have healed, and it doesn't hurt as badly when he latches on. But I'm still concerned about blanched lips and nipple shape.
Finally, he's started pulling around a lot and making grunting noises after he's nursed for a few minutes. Sometimes, he also makes little noises that sound like suction is breaking. He doesn't let go, but he moves a lot! It seems like I've read that this could mean low supply, so I'm concerned.
Thanks for reading and responding. These forums have gotten me through more than a few sleepless nights and long days!