Hello fellow mothers (and fathers)!
So, after a month of nonstop feeding, I have finally figured out (or at least I feel as though I've figured it out) that I may have a slow let down or that baby girl has an inefficient latch, or both.
- She feeds at least once an hour for 30 minutes or more
- falls asleep at the breast
- gets fussy occasionally where she pulls on my nipple but doesn't release the latch
- cries at times when breast feeding and pulls off completely then screams bloody murder till she gets back on.
I'm exhausted and finally found information that suggests I may have slow milk flow or that she has an inefficient latch. If it is an inefficient latch can it be corrected? I feel as though she needs more areola in her mouth but when I try and readjust the latch, she chokes like maybe I've pushed her too far onto it. I just ordered fenugreek and some Mother's Milk tea so am waiting on those to come in. I also just started trying to pump to help increase supply and increase flow of milk and in three pumps (just 3 breasts) I got a little over 1 oz milk. And, I also started breast compressions, but I feel as though it only helps occasionally.
So frustrated and tired.