Hello all, I'm new here so excuse me if I ramble. It has been an exhausting week. My baby was born 10 days ago and we have been struggling to get a good latch since he's always so hungry and frantic. He's a big boy born by c-section who was losing weight so we had to supplement him with both pumped breast milk and formula. While pumping this weekend I noticed that stringy, sometimes clumpy gelatinous stuff was being pumped out and clogging the bottle nipples. I'm wondering if this is a sign of a clogged duct. I did warm compresses for two days and it has since resolved but I would like to avoid that again if possible. I didn't have any lumps or painful areas that I could tell-- I've been sore all along so I guess I may have not noticed? I'm open to any replies/suggestions/ideas. The lactation consultant says he has good latch and I have good insinct on what to do but I can't get him to calm himself enough to latch at feedings. He roots all up my arm, into my neck. He's a strong boy! I don't want him to associate being near me with negative things. I basically end up crying from frustration because I don't understand how something that can come so naturally for some is so difficult for me. I guess I always thought this was instinctual between a mother and a baby. So thanks again for reading, and even moreso for replying.