Re: several problems feeding my newborn
Breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn't mean it's easy, especially the first time round and even more so when mom has just been through major abdominal surgery.
If you're having trouble with latching, I suggest taking the PPs' advice and taking him to bed, and also being as patient as you can be. Some babies latch on more willingly if you get to them before they are hungry, but some babies go from 0 to 60 so fast that this isn't pssible. It may help to offer the baby your pinky finger to suck when he's frantic- make sure to hold the nail down towards the tongue. This can calm him enough to enable another latching attempt.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"