I have a 8 day old baby girl (my 7th) and I'm at a loss. Mainly, I am in terrible pain--pinched, cracking nipples. Shooting pains throughout the breast. She seems to latch on fine but when I try to pull her off (because of pain), I have to unclamp her jaw so she is definately biting down after the latch. I feel like there are so many issues, I don't know where to start or what to focus on first. I guess the clamping because I will be so much happier without pain!
Here's my list of issues:
Cracking, soreness, shooting pains
Not many wet or poopy diapers. Poop is yellow but not seedy yet.
At her one week yesterday, she hadn't gained any weight from her discharge weight at the hospital.
She is sleepy, often will latch, suck a little, fall asleep. I have to pull her off and sit her up and start all over again. When she does latch long enough to get a let down, I do hear big swallows and gulps and even to the point that she cant swallow fast enough.
I am taking motrin around the clock for pain and trying to use lansinoh as often as possible. I don't know if I've given too much information but any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! And yes, I have successfully breastfed all of my other babies past one year (varying lengths) so it just shows that every baby is different!