My second born is 2 weeks old tomorrow. We are majorly limping along in the breastfeeding dept and I'm turning to you for help. I just got over cracked/scabbed nipples. Her latch seems to be better and less painful but, it is still shallow and she will either a.) not stay awake for feedings or b.) scream hysterically and not latch when she IS awake and hungry. She was 8 lbs 15 oz at birth. Lost 14 whole ounces in 2 days but has regained 9 oz of that. I'm encouraged by that but, unfortunately, I have given her 2-4 oz of formula via bottle for about a week at night or in the afternoon. I have a history of low supply and I guess I'm afraid that she will lose a lot of weight or not gain appropriately or that when she cries, she's starving.
I guess I'm just wondering if there is help for me. Have I ruined everything by giving her formula to quieten her and get some rest? I have been to see a LC and she seems to think we will be ok but, I have very little support at home. I have a 23 month old demanding all my attention and a husband who does not understand that I need to have this girl on my boob almost at all times. It's very discouraging and I feel like giving up.
Like I said, I have a history of low supply (I think my first girl had a slight tongue tie even though her ped was adamant that she didn't) We have an appt with an ENT to check out a possible posterior tongue tie on Tues.
I've also been on domperidone for 2 days and have seen no change. LO cries all the time unless she's asleep. I miss feedings sometimes so that she will sleep and I can get some peace.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. And sorry if this is super rambly. I'm out of it. Kind of depressed and obviously sleep deprived. I just want to enjoy my newborn but, that's hard to do when overcome with breastfeeding problems.