My baby is pretty fussy. Its not a matter of picking up on feeding cues late because i could offer to her for an hour and she'll just alternate between sleeping and crying.
We're very comfortable with nursing on the left side, but having difficulty on the right. My nipples are different. Aside from a poor latch on the right, I think that's the real problem. The right side has is cracked and scabbed and bleeds. I use a nipple shield which helped a lot, but have still bled since using it. I have been trying to use the breast anyway and just correct the latch, but my baby is either sleeping or fussing. So she'll either not open her mouth at all, or she'll have it open while throwing her arms around and screaming. I got a great latch yesterday but by a fluke. I've been trying since then and I just get so incredibly frustrated, I end up crying and just putting her on the left side because I feel she needs to be fed.
Now, my left breast is definitely larger and producing more milk.
I don't have a pump yet but I should be getting one this week.
My baby is only 2 weeks old. Am I establishing my milk supply the wrong way? Can it be corrected when I get my pump or when my nipple heals?
It's making me so sad, frustrated and I worry constantly. Especially because there's practically no in between from crying and sleeping for my baby. It makes me feel like I'm doing this wrong. Heeeelpp