Me Again!! We have just solved one problem and now we have another
Ds is 6 1/2 weeks and is EBF. We have had latch issues since the start and my poor nipples have suffered. With the work of a LC we have vastly improved the latch, and my nipples are well on the way to healing and I can now say that nursing is pretty much pain free and he is no longer clamping down on me
The problem is now, he is getting really bad wind and it is effecting his sleep and by the end of the day he is beside himself with a sore tummy and from being completly overtired, as despite my perservence he will not shift his wind.
He was also diagnosed last week with silent reflux and is on meds and they seem to be working well.
He starts feeding well and then shortly into the feed he starts fussying and pulls off. I bring him up to wind him, but we are in a catch 22 as he is upset cause he won't burp but is also hungry but won't feed either.
If i put him back on he sucks for another 30seconds or so and then yanks and pulls off, then re-latches in this frenzy. He gets so upset.
I have been giving him infacol for the past 3day in the hope that it will help.
My flow is on the fast side, but he has coped with it relatively well up until now, and the fussying that he is doing seems to occur well after the letdown has started. His fussying is worse on the right than the left.
The last couple of days has been really hard as he hasn’t had a full feed because of what is going on. I originally thought when this started the fussiness was due to a growth spurt but it has been like this for about 5days now, and is getting worse. I also think that it is now starting to affect my supply a little (which has defiantly never been an issue) as I don’t feel like he is emptying the breast well and I have no feeling of fullness when he due for a feed, where I have always felt that fullness.
I have tried changing feeding positions but it hasn’t made much difference.
I haven't had anythign new or out of the ordinary in my diet that he hasn't been exposed to before either.
I am a bit of a loss of what to try next and am feeling a little deflated that I have persevered through the latch issues and now we have another lot of issues. I am also anxious about all this fussying and pulling off and on will damage my fragile nipples again.
If anyone has any advice it would be appriecated.