This is my first time posting. My daughter is a little over three weeks old (24 days) and I'm still having a lot of trouble breastfeeding.
I think that I'm having oversupply issues or quick letdown problems based on what I've read. She gulps a lot and then pulls off (sometimes with nipple still in her mouth), she fusses a lot while nursing and looks uncomfortable, I leak a lot, when she does pull off while nursing I often continue squirting milk, she spits up sometimes, lots of wet and dirty diapers, letdown is pretty painful, she makes occasional clicking noises, etc. I'm feeling a little defeated because my nipples are quite sore and this is all pretty painful and it seems like she wants to nurse every time she's around me which I am beginning to dread. I try to work on her latch (pulling her chin out, making sure her lips are flared) but she comes off a lot and also slips down to the nipple part any chance she gets.
She's gaining lots of weight (1 1/2 oz a day as of her last checkup) and her doctor suggested that I try block feeding, reclined positions etc. which I've been trying.
How long will this take to get better? (I need a light at the end of the tunnel) What to do about my super sore nipples in the meantime? (I use lansolin and have some of those comfortgel pads but my nipples stick to whatever I wear and hurt and any kind of brushing against them hurts a bunch). Sometimes when I am doing a block feeding, my daughter doesn't seem satisfied at the end of nursing on the same breast and continues to fuss/root etc so I'm not sure if I should give her the other breast at that time even though after eating, she often seems uncomfortable/gassy and fussy.