Hi all, I have a seemingly healthy 2.5wk old. When she was born (au naturel) she latched right away. The latch had to be corrected and she started to regain the 10%of body weight she lost. Then the struggles really began.
Shes soooo tired! I have to let her awake on her own to feed otherwise shes virually comotose. I had discussed this concern with the lactation consultant/nurses/dr. etc and they said this was fine. I was pumping to boost my supply, started taking fenugreek/blessed thistle all too boost the flow since she stops sucking/drinking when it slows down. I also have had to supplement her. Started first with a cup but she wears most of it. Then finger feeding which worked well but now she gags and fights with it so now I have resorted to using a bottle to top her up.
I was seen at the Newman clinic but really there isn't much to be done accept taking advice. They suggested a lactation aid for use at the breast but its almost impossible to get it working all the time.
I have a two yr old at home that is VERY BUSY and seems to be acting out in reaction to the new baby and my husband is back to work Monday.
Not sure I can keep doing this....I'm stressed, depressed, feeling clueless! Also, I stopped pumping for two days because the flow was better and she nursed better but then my supply took a nasty header!! So now i'm a slave to the pump again.
Anyone else experiencing difficulities and want to give some advice?