This is the second time I have been nursing & pregnant, but last time it went a little more smoothly. Also DS was a couple months older than my YDS is now.
So, my baby is now 8 mo old. Ever since I got my BFP (5-6 weeks ago) we have been struggling off & on. Good days off & on but in the last couple of weeks its really been more bad days. Right now he is also stuffed up from a cold so I don't know what to attribute to what, I just know both of us are very very frustrated.
He is my third baby and I breastfed my ODS's until they were each a year old. I am really not interested in weaning. I want to get through this but I don't know how.
Basically he is not wanting to latch at all and then if I can get him to, he will only nurse for a few minutes at a time. The only good nursing session we are having is first thing in the morning. I am only giving him solids morning & evening and I am nursing right before feeding him solids. Haven't increased the solids since before I was pg. Developmentally he is doing great, but he is not really gaining right now.
The other complication we have is that he has major constipation issues and we have been referred to a gastroenterologist and right now he is on meds for that and he is supposed to be getting 4 oz of prune juice a day bc otherwise he just completely stopped pooping. So, I am also worried about those 4 oz of totally empty calories.
Does anybody have advice? How do I know if I am being selfish by forcing him to continue to nurse? Though he is not always fussy or acting hungry, he also does not really seem "satisfied" after(IF!) he does his 5 min nursing session.
I am a very seasoned & experienced nurser and it just kills me that I feel so helpless...