My 2 week old baby and I are having issues. We got off to a great start nursing and this is my 3rd baby so I know what I'm doing...but I've never dealt with this. I have had mastitis but not like this.
Two nights ago she slept all night (11pm to 6 am) even though we cosleep. I didn't wake so I didn't feed her. She normally wakes 2-4 times at night to nurse. I woke up engorged and ever since then she is very sleepy, I have to wake her to nurse (last night I set an alarm clock or else she wasn't waking) and often have to change her diaper to wake her up, then she sucks a tiny bit, just enough to get the milk gonig, and then she stops and sleeps.
She still seems to be getting a good number of wet and poopy diapers at this point. I had her weighed this past week and she had regained her birth weight plus a few ounces (she was 9 pounds at check up) at 11 days. She appears very healthy, no fever, no nothing. She was NOT sleepy at the beginning and we had an unmedicated relaxed birth although it was long and hard.
Even just a bit ago I tried waking her, feeding her and she wouldn't take my breast and its hard and red and has a lump etc. I feel sick but not as bad as I have before with mastitis with my other kids.
I don't have a breast pump; I've never used one ever.
Any ideas what to do and why she is suddenly so sleepy and not nursing well and waking to feed? Its very strange since she was so alert until recently.