Hi all new to the website and hoping someone can help me.
My soon is almost 7 weeks old and he is exclusively breastfed and we are having a few problems. Its hard for me to compare with my Daughter as she was fed expressed milk for 6 weeks before she was able to latch on (prem baby).
Ok here goes. He only seems to feed for 10minutes at a time and the first bit of the feed he really gulps, makes a lot of noise and is swallowing really fast. Having read some of the other posts do you think this could be to do with a fast letdown? He is very sleepy when feeding and never seems to take a full feed, ive tried all sorts to stimulate him and encourage him to feed more but nothing seems to help. He feeds ver frequently through the day, sometimes only sleeping for half an hour then wanting more feed. I am finding this really frustrating, and this was very different to how my daughter was when she did eventually latch on. I'm a bit concerned that he may not be getting to the hind milk, as i always seem to be able to get milk from my breast. Sometimes his poos are yellow in colour, other times they are more green, is this normal? Could really do with some help about what I can do to try and get him to feed better and go longer spells between as at the minute I am finding this very difficult to keep up and manage a 5 year old at the same time, it's becoming very exhausting but i dont want to give up. thanks xx