You all helped me before with nipple pain, which by the way I *think* is getting better finally after 3.5 months!
3 weeks ago he had his frenulum clipped for a 2nd time. I think that's finally stretching out and getting better.
During that time period, even before the clipping - he had started being really fussy while feeding but still wanting to feed all the time. I thought it was due to fast flow/let down, but it would continue through out the feeding.
He has always spit up a lot and also seemed to have reflux at night making it hard for him to go to sleep an stay asleep- he makes grunting, gurgling and squeeling noises. But starting about 2 weeks ago, it's even worse! He wants to nurse constantly because sometimes that provides releif for a few minutes, but other than that he seems very irritated with the reflux. He'll start screaming and make sad faces how can I help him?
Also about a week and a half ago, he got water stools and was having them every half hour. He was screaming in pain and had major diaper rash. Took him the ped, they recomended some pedialyte and not to use any formula to supplement (I had been doing 1-2 bottles due to the nipple pain) So I went on breast feeding and supplementing a liter/24 hours of pedialyte (which he loved) for a few days. I have him 1 oz of formula last night for the first time in awhile because he was getting so mad trying to breastfeed but either the flow wasn't right or something. He litterally smiled ear to ear when I gave him the syringe of milk (trying to avoid bottles in case we have nipple confusion) The formula didn't seem to cause reflux like my breast milk so maybe it's something I'm eating?
He now still has the reflux and the diarrhea. Could the two be connected?
Also he pulls and fights with my breasts at most feeds. I love dream feeds because he's calm and even his morning feed is great. But noon, afternoon and evening feeds and all in between he is tugging, screaming, crying, turning his head sideways!
One other thing, I was wondering if the way milk comes out of my nipple is "normal" If I mannually express, I have about 5-6 streams that spray milk. Often towards the end of a feeding, there are just 2 or 3 streams and they are shooting in crazy directions! Straight up, backwards to the left, sideways crossing each other. Is this normal??? This has always been this way.
I'm going to Seattle Childrens in a couple days to get a wedge fitted for sleeping but just curious what you all think of this.
Sorry for the long post, I look forward to hearing any advice.