So my little one is 2 weeks old and I am new to breastfeeding. I didn't know of the resources and didn't have help for my oldest and quit breastfeeding her within the first few weeks.
I don't know if I should exclusively breastfeed or should I also pump some? I am a stay at home mom and could sit and nurse all day but I don't want to be tied down to the couch all day and night since I do have a 5 year old that needs me too. I would love to be able to pump and have my husband give her bottles some when he is home from work so I can just have some time to myself and to be with my other girl I feel so frustrated because she seems to want to be at the breast all the time!
However this week she has also started to seem frustrated while at the breast. She is pushing them with her fists (kind of like kneading) and then sucks really hard and pulls her head back while still latched on and that hurts! She also seems to be gumming my nipple (like a bite) and wow that is painful too. I can hear her swallowing so I know there is milk there, but she is not guzzling so I know its not an oversupply that is making her angry. Anyway she will pop off quite forcefully and start to cry and eat her hand so she is still hungry but I just don't know what she is doing????
So I guess I need help with the angry baby at the breast and when and how often I should pump? I sure hope I can get some help here I am at a loss.