First, I feel like I post each week with a new crisis. Sorry. She's 6 weeks today and I really thought we'd have it together by now. I'm depressed and discouraged.
DD has never had a fantastic latch. We've been to two LC's and each have ruled out tongue tie or any problems. In fact, we latch great when an LC directs her. At home, not so much. But we can get there. Last week and this week, however, she just will not open wide! She refuses to open her lower jaw in particular. Adding to our problems, she will only latch well in cross cradle for a little bit -- maybe 5-10 mins and then she goes to nipple sucking or a latch that's more shallow. We have never ever successfully fed laidback. We came to that position late and neither one of us has any idea how to latch. In that position -- and from any angle -- she goes straight for the nipple.
Is it supply? I can get 3 ounces if I pump in about 10-15 mins -- again, I only have one breast so I can't switch and see how she does on the other side.
I know we're getting to a 6th week growth spurt. She's more irritable and wants to be on me constantly -- from 3:330 to 1 am yesterday. We went from having a cluster feeder but a great sleeper to a non-stop feeder and a never sleeper. I hurt. My nipple is blanched. And she's hungry.