Ok, I'm going to try to include all the information you could possibly want. I am so frustrated... FTM
I was induced at 41 weeks, epidural with vaginal delivery. Only complication was she had meconium and had to be suctioned. We did skin-to-skin and she initially nursed for 45 minutes, both sides.
Birth weight - 8lb 2oz
Discharge - 7lb 11oz
2weeks - 7lb 15.5oz
4weeks - 8lb 14oz
7weeks - 9lb 6oz
She is EBF with 1-2 expressed bottles each day. We had a rough patch around 3weeks and I introduced the nipple shield. We still use the shield 90% of the time. My left nipple is shaped funny, not-flat or inverted, just strange - so she almost always needs the shield on the left. She will nurse without it on the right, but I find when she is extra fussy or tired, it only makes her more fussy so I put it on. Between weeks 3 and 5 we could nurse on the go without it. From 6weeks until the presents, she won't nurse without it, so I have to make sure I take one with me (when we get out).
At 5 weeks I noticed her being extra fussy for no reason. Fed and changed. She's never been a big burper. So at 5w 3d old, I took her to the chiropractor. He made an adjustment and suggested we both start probiotics. He suggested this after I told him that she was only pooping 2-3 times a day. Her poops were normal, mustard yellow and seedy. Well she then only pooped once a day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Her last poo was completely liquid smooth. That Monday, I took her to the LC for a weight check (my sanity). She mentioned that there might be a fore/hind milk imbalance and to start feeding her on one side during a feeding. When I started that, she would eat about 30 minutes on the one side and be okay for about 5-10 minutes. So then I offer the other breast and she would eat for 15-20minutes.
After Sunday she went 8 days without pooping. I called the Dr.'s office on the 7th day and they recommended giving her an ounce of water and rectal stimulation. The water made her more fussy and nothing from the rectal stimulation. On the 8th day, we took her to the Dr. He checked her out and recommended an ounce of pear juice, a suppository and to stop the probiotics. He also said that she might have a milk allergy because she has an eczema rash on her face, so I needed to eliminate my dairy intake (which is usually just cheese and ice cream). She pooped after the suppository - it was runny, peanut butter looking and a lot, she also pooped once the next day- closer to what it was before she stopped pooping and back to a normal amount. That brings us to today. She has yet to poop, but it is only 3pm.
She sleeps from about 11pm - 5/6am. Anywhere from 5-8 hours at night. Then a 2-3 hour nap after the first feed (both sides, one hour this morning). Then, the issue, once she wakes from this morning nap she then wants to feed ALL day. I have nursed from 10:15 until 2:15 with only 2 - 30 minute breaks. She falls asleep at the breast and wakes up when I take her off and screams. I have tried gas drops (not a noticeable difference), gripe water seems to work for a little bit, and Hyland's Colic tablets only work for the 15 minutes.
Why am I stuck on the couch all day? She just slept for one hour and she's awake again and rooting and sucking on her hands. Please help.