Grumpy almost 2 week old
A little background:
My son was born 1/27 in a natural, unmedicated birth at the hospital. We've been nursing ever since - but man oh man. I am not getting any sleep, which wouldn't be such a big deal, except for the fact that I also have a 15 month old to take care of and am home alone nearly every day, all day.
This kid wants to nurse -all the time-. I try to nurse on demand, when I'm not trying to feed, change, or interact with my other child, but it's really, really getting hard on me. My nipples are beaten to hell because shallow latch/short tongues/flat nipples are all a factor, and I just seriously feel like I'm going to die. In the past 2 days, I think I've gotten about 4 hours of sleep total.
DS won't nurse laying down, he doesn't want to be held by me unless a boob is in his mouth, and I'm just at my wit's end. SO helps as much as he can, but he works 10 hour days and has a 35 minute commute each way, so by the time he gets home, he's dead tired himself.
I just need some relief. Maybe reassurance. I'm just not sure what to do at this point. His belly is distended and he's -full-, he just wants to suck suck suck suck suck, and I'm almost too tired to even put my boob in his mouth anymore, not to mention how horrible I feel that I'm basically having to neglect my other child because of the CONSTANT nursing.
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