I am a first time mom to a beautiful baby boy who is now 8 days old. I have been struggling with breastfeeding since he was born, but thought things were improving once my milk came in on day 3/4.
My main concern is that no matter what I do he never seems full after feedings! I will let him go as long as he likes (anywhere from 20min to an hour) and wait until he stops or falls asleep, but after I burp him he seems just as fussy and hungry as before I started nursing him!
I was becoming so sleep deprived and frustrated that I got out my hand pump and pumped a bottle for him to see how he would react to it; he gulped down all 3 1/2 ounces and seemed so happy/satisfied afterwards, and then went to sleep for 4 hours!
I'm so frustrated because it seems like he is not getting enough when he actually breastfeeds, and I have no idea why. It is so tempting to switch to pumping and feeding him my breast milk that way, especially because he is so happy and content afterwards, but I don't know if this is practical or a good idea. I really wanted to breastfeed my baby, but don't want him to go hungry!!!
Any and all advice is so greatly appreciated!