I had my baby on Tuesday; he did well in the hospital breastfeeding. He had the right amount of urines and stools and I received great help from the lactation specialist. By the time we left, I thought we'd be good to go.
Saw the Ped on Friday; he had lost weight, nothing too alarming, but of course that freaked me out. He was also started to become inconsolable after feedings. I'd sit there with him, assuming I had a good latch for 60 minutes, sometimes 90 to 120 minutes; but he'd still root and want to eat. During this time, there is a lot of waking him up and once he's up; he fights my breast - pushing away and screaming. I continue to relatch and shove (I'm not above being forceful).
There was no pain initially, so I again, assumed that something had to be right. Now his urines and stools have dropped off significantly. The only time he urinated in the past 24 hours was when I supplemented with some newborn formula (no stools). Now my breasts are in pain, bloody and cracked (which I know means improper latch), but it's the weekend and I'm sure I can't get a hold of anyone. My milk is not in and I started to pump. This morning, I was only able to pump 3 ml of colostrum. I have to believe that's not enough, right? I also have hypothryodism (which was controlled during the pregnancy), but I've read that it affects milk production.
I know that I shouldn't supplement, but at this point, I don't want to starve him and I feel like I need a little break from the breast until it's bearable to try again.
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated; I'm tired, frustrated and just want to help make sure my baby is healthy.