I need help. Im breastfeeding my daughter who is 1 month old. We had to supplement in the hospital until a LC came in to see us and helped us out with proper hold/latch techniques. I have very large breasts with nipples that point downward so she showed me the football hold which I have been using all month.
I am having several issues. my daughter wants to nurse all the time and whenever im not nursing her she is shrieking. all day and all night. Im home alone all day now because hubby went back to work and I cannot get anything else done. shower, eat,,,nothing. I keep feeling like Im doing something wrong because I cannot make or keep baby happy. My house is a mess, Im a mess and I haven't really slept in days. I haven't been able to eat anything but snacks I can prepare with one hand until my husband come home. I think the stress, exhaustion, and lack of nutrition is beginning to hurt my supply. Today I just sat on the couch and cried with my baby. My back is killing me, I cant do side by side nursing because of the shape and size of my breasts. Im terrified that I will suffocate her if I nurse without holding my breast so I never have a hand free... I have been thinking about supplementing with formula at night I finally went as far as have my husband bring home a can of formula but I feel so terribly guilty thinking about giving it to her. But I feel like shes hungry that's why shes crying all the time. I also pump when I can and give her a bottle so I can see how much she is taking in and she seems so much more satisfied after a bottle. We went o the doctor for her one month check up and she has gained weight so I know its not going as bady as I think. Im just so tired and so drained. I cant play with my baby because she cries to nurse if shes not sleeping. I know this is probably a sleep deprived ramble....I think I ay have had a question in there somewhere