I just don’t know what to do anymore.
DS is 10weeks today, and we have never had the best BFíng relationship. Initally we had a lot of latch issues, and despite seeing a LC, things didn’t improve until DS was 5weeks when he was put on losec for reflux. After about a week of being on the meds, his latch improved and things were looking up. But it was short lived and 2 weeks later his latch was bad and his feeding was a mess again.
So we were back to the Dr and we had yet another increase of the losec. Again, after a few days the increased dose kicked in and things were improving. But over the last 2 days things have got bad again. He has started clamping down on me again, and pulling on and off. However the crying hasn’t yet, but history shows it isn’t far off.
All the pulling on and off is making him windy too.
He isn’t sleeping during the day, and if he does he isn’t in a deep sleep and it isn’t for long. His nights are better, but last night his feeds were starting to get a bit messy. We do all things that generally help reflux, such as raising the basinet, white noise, dummy etc.
I am going to go back to the Dr tomorrow, but I am exhausted and so tired. Every time I think my nipples are healing he starts fussing again and we go back to square one. I haven’t been able to wrap a towel around me since he was born because it is too sore.
The meds are also making him constipated which isn’t helping things. He hasn’t been for nearly 2 weeks now and last time he did go it was true constipation (pellets and straining). I am massaging his tummy every nappy change and wriggling his legs round. He has as much tummy time as he can handle.
Despite this is getting enough milk (I think) as he has wet nappies and is gaining weight. But he still constantly mouths after a feed. Whether he is still hungry or not I don’t know cause he won’t latch on well if I offer him more, and will pull on and off again. But he isn’t settled?? He generally goes between 2.5-3hrs between feeds during the day.
I just don’t know how much longer I can do this for, I am really not enjoying feeding him and formula and a bottle just seems so appealing right about now. While the pain is better than it was, it still hurts cause he is biting down on me. Breastfeeding isn’t this nice bonding experience it is supposed to be.