I am leaving later this week to visit my elderly grandparents 6 hours away. I won't be the driver for this journey but my travel mates know we will have to stop frequently.
At this time, my son is nursing every 20-45 minutes and alternates heavy sucking, comfort nursing and throwing a fit b/c the milk has slowed down (breast compressions help for a couple of minutes but his frustration escalates quickly). He never seems to be satisfied. I'm thinking he must be going through another growth spurt or is this the new normal (seems to have been going on for the past 2 weeks.)
How will I be able to get through such a long car ride? I think we still have latch issues judging by the frequency of his nursing sessions. He throws a fit with the flow of milk decreases and the pulling has damaged my right nipple (which is happening often since he needs to nurse *all* the time.)
I'm wondering if I should just pump and bottle feed him on the car ride? Or just wait to visit family?
2 pounds gained in first month. We have 4-6 poopies and 6-8 wets a day. Yellow and seedy. He seems to be colicy with gas and general fussiness.