Our LO was 39 weeks 3 days and has slept most if not, all of the time. While this is normal, I was told it wouldn't last. The first few days, we had to do every trick to get him to wake up to feed. I thought we finally got a good latch before we left the hospital and he was feeding well.
Now after being home, he has only eaten twice in the last 12 hours. I have to wake him every time, and by that I mean do every trick, to BF and he's started to resist the breast. He started to look more jaundiced and I started to become engorged with colostrum! (My milk hasn't come in yet.) Luckily I have a breast pump and have been pumping. As a last resort, we got a dropper and fed him 1 oz with a dropper an hour ago.
My engorgement is not going down very much. I've tried a hot shower and pumping. Will cabbage leaves do the trick? Is there anything else?
I'm going to have to keep pumping. Should I keep using the dropper? How can I ensure he takes the breast later on?