I am a new mom and first post in this forum. I am a mom to a sweet little 2 week old boy. I really want to breastfeed my baby but totally confused what I should be doing or where I am going wrong.
I tried to breastfeed him first but as this being my first baby my milk came in slow... I kinda was teary eye and worried that my already litte (he was 6lbs 1 oz when born and 5lbs 9oz when i left hospital after a normal delivery) baby wasnt getting enough and started him on some formula.... I have been trying to latch him on me and I think i have been kind of successful (not completely sure though ... my nipple and aereola are very big and his mouth too small)
Now at 2 weeks I am having good supply of Breast milk.... But my baby seems to feed forever on my breast. He feeds for almost an hour dozing in between.... I have to wake him up pulling his ears and tickling his feet. But even after 1 hour of feeding he wont realease. when all my teasing fails and he starts sleeping on my breast with my nipple in his mouth... I slightly release him. He sleeps for few minutes. As soon as i put him in his crib he is awake and starts crying and gives me cues. I feel so frustrated....... then on suggestion of my MIL and ped I give him formula (1 oz) which he gulps down and relaxes and sleeps well When i pump after feeding him.... I get less milk from the breast on which he fed.....
I am failing to understand why he doesnt feed on me? I tried to give him just one breast at one feeding on a friends suggestion. I tried to alternate him beteween the 2 breasts. Burped him in between.... even changed his diaper to keep him awake and feed on me. All to wain.. i want to contain this suituation as soon as possible..