Sorry for all of the questions...
I'm a first time mother and really don't know what to do when it comes to breast feeding.
So as most of you probably know from reading my past posts I have relactated.. or so I thought.
My son has eaten only from me, no supplementing for over 4 days with MORE than the recommended wet/dirty diapers. He has gained and everything...
Come today he latches but cries I'm thinking my supply took a dive.
At 5am he woke up to feed but it wa only around 5 mins, so I decided I should pump 10 mins after...nothing came out of either breast.
After that he wanted to feed at 7 so I go to feed him and he just cries.. of course I panic, idk what to do? I know he needs to eat so I give him the sns.. but I clamp it often so he's not getting the full stream (which is what I am doing now as I write this)
He's just been crying all day over this.. also I get engorged but its AFTER he's been sucking awhile. I always thought if I feel engorged, let him nurse.. but its opposite. They're not engorged til after he eats.
Like my pp said he eats every 1-3 hrs in the day every 4 at night. I know everyone said my supply should be established since he's been eating from me with more than the recommended wet/dirty diapers and weight gain, but could it be possible I'm not making anything now?
Also I wanted to let you know, I caught mil giving a bottle yet again..even though I've thrown out all the nipples.. makes my think she bought some on her own.. could this have something to do with it? It was only once, but could he be confused? But why would I pump nothing?
What should I do? Try and nurse him every 2? My hospital rental is up... should I rent it again and start all over? I'm so confused.. I got sooo far, I don't want to give up now.. but I am so discouraged.