Re: Colic? Milk supply? Latch? PLEASE HELP!!!
How are the wet diapers? Is he still having enough of those? If you're having trouble determining how often he's peeing, stick a sheet of tissue paper in front of his genital area when you diaper him. When he pees, the paper will be visibly wet.
I think that in your shoes I would want to take the baby in to the pediatrician tomorrow, and set up a meeting with a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC. Nursing so infrequently is worrisome, and could be an indication of a problem like jaundice.
Meanwhile, I suggest trying your best to wake and nurse the baby every 2-3 hours. Do the breast compressions, and try the following tricks to keep baby alert at the breast:
- Switch breasts when nursing slows and baby seems to be falling asleep
- Dress baby lightly or strip him down to just a diaper, since a cool baby is often a more alert baby
- use a cool was rag on the soles of the baby's feet or against the grain of his hair
- Burp baby and change his diaper in between breasts- it may wake himup a bit
Hang in there, mama! You'll get this sorted.
Oh- and I would pump tonight, just in case you have to start supplementing with bottled breast milk. Let the baby feed, then pump when he's done. An ounce or so of milk, maybe even less, may be all you get- but that's normal when the baby is just 3 days old.
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