I am a new mom of our son born 12-28-2011. While in the hospital, he did not latch good. I had the lactation consultint come to my room several times. When we got home, he started to eat. I originally wanted to give up because it hurt so much. After a few days, it did not hurt any more. He now wants to eat non-stop. I know of cluster feeding, but he has been this way for weeks now. My nipples are a little sore but not unbearable. He should be draining the breast, but he doesn't he can be feeding on me for hours at a time, then if he falls asleep, I try to pump. I get much more out of them. Which tells me that he is not latching correctly. When I pump, I empty them it only takes me 5 min. When I look at him, I see that he has most of the arolea in his mouth. He is suckling and does swallow. He is gaining weight so I know he is getting enough food. I am exclusively giving him breast milk, however, I have been pumping and giving him a bottle when he has been eating for so long and is still cranky. ( I do burp him and check his diaper, so I know he isn't cranky for those reasons) I have to go back to work 3-36-11 and I will be pumping full time when I am away from him. I don't want to give him a pacifier, but when I do when he is screaming, he seems content. I have been reading the la leche book, but I still could use som help.
Any recomendations help. I usually feed him in the glider and have the boppy on my lap. I tried the laid back method, but he gets frustruated trying to get the breast, even when I put his face right near the nipple.