Ladies, while I type this, I'm BF my almost 4 weeks old baby. We just finished a 1.5 hours nursing session 15 minutes ago, but instead of falling asleep for a couple of hours as she usually would during nights, she's asking for more. And when I offer my breast, she pulls off, agresively, she tries to grab it with her hands, it hurts! So I caress her until she finally calms down, but she won't let go. Last night it was the same. During the day I'm BF constantly, with breaks of maximum 1 hour (maximum, I insist), but during nights I normally manage to get some rest - both in terms of sleep and nipple-recovery. Not any more, apparently. I don't know what to do, how long I can go on. My nipples are so sore!
I'm boiling some water, I'm ready to give her formula, but then I feel so guilty, and so afraid she'll give up BF and will accept only bottle.
FTR the nurse says my baby has a very good sucking technique and we haven't had any major problems with BF. I gave her some formula occasionally because the nurse said she needed to gain weight, but I did so always with a siringue. We both hated it so I stopped it, also because she is gaining weight OK now.
The only problem is me, actually: I need some rest, my breasts need some rest.