I could use some nursing advice. I've been EBFing my 16 wks old DS. It was a bumpy start but things have mostly worked themselves out. The main problem we initially had was that I have large breasts and relatively flat nipples, so my small baby had a tough time getting a good latch; but that hasn't been a problem for the last couple of months since he's gotten bigger/stronger. Lately however, after I letdown my breasts and nipples become extremely soft making it nearly impossible for DS to get a good latch. Pre-letdown and post-letdown he nurses really well; but after the initial flow has passed he gets very fidgety/frustrated and constantly pulls off and back on, presumably trying to get a better latch.
I'm not sure if this is a latch problem, or if the fact that my breasts are getting soft so quickly indicates a supply problem. I SAH so I've been a fairly casual pumper and have never gotten great volumes from pumping, but in the last couple of weeks my output seems to have dropped from 2-2.5 oz to more like 1.5-1.75 oz per session. I attributed this to the fact that DS started sleeping through the night around 8-10 weeks, but now he's up again for an additional night feeding.
FWIW, his wet diapers seem to be about the same; but we switched to primarly cloth around 12 weeks so I'm of course changing those a little more frequently--so it's hard to compare exactly.
DS's weight gain has always been consistent but he's toward the bottom of the curve, so there's not as much room for error (hence my concern)
Thanks for your help.