Hello everyone! So here is whats going on...My son is 6 weeks old today and when he was born I was determined to breastfeed him for at least the first year. He was born on a Thursday and when we went to the hospital for a weight check that next Monday he had lost 14% of his weight. The doctor was concerned and since my milk had still not came in yet he told me to nurse on each side 10 min and then feed 2oz formula. I also started seeing a lactation consultant and with a lot of hard work he started gaining weight and my milk finally came in after almost 2 weeks.
However his appetite is insatiable so I nurse during the day and then feed 2oz of formula at night. I kept feeding the 2oz at night because starting around 6pm (I call it the "bewitching" hour) he becomes extremely fussy. He literally is attached to my boob from 6 to 10 and still acts hungry! And when he is latched on he will fuss and jerk back with my nipple in his mouth which is extremely painful. I don't know if this is because my milk supply is less at night or if it's coming out too fast? He also will puke a lot back up at night as well. The past few days I've just thought about giving up all together since he seems so much happier after taking a bottle. I'm frustrated and stressed because I really want to make this work, especially with all the hard work I put in the beginning. I also have a great support system..my husband told me I made it this far and to not give up. Everything is fine during the day but I dread the evening time because of this. I've been giving him extra bottles the past couple days and now feel like I've screwed everything up! Help please?!