Hi, I have a 7 week old baby and have had sore nipples from a shallow latch since the beginning. We're seeing an IBCLC and there has been some improvent, although things are not perfect yet.
My baby has always been very sleepy and nursing sessions always took over an hour. So today the LC watched me nurse and after 10 min she said "see how relaxed he is? he´s full already. from now on all he wants is confort nursing".
she suggested, since my nipples are sore, that I should shorten nursing sessions. I feel a bit anxious about this since I can't tell if he's full or not! He just never refuses the breast. Today I had 2 letdowns and after that she said he was full. Normally I'll keep offering until I have 4-5 letdowns and see him drinking. The fact is he has been gaining between 6-10 oz a week.
Could I be overdoing it? Am I overfeeding him? How can I tell he has had enough if he never refuses the breast???
Also how can you tell baby finished the first breast?
Thanks for your help!