My daughter is 5 days old and breastfeeding has been very challenging. After birth she did not urinate in the first 24 hours and was given some formula. We visited the lactation consultant at the hospital on day 3 and was told she had lost a lot of weight (about 10 ounces) and was told to supplement with formula. We gave her the formula and continued to breastfeed.
On day 4 we went to a different lactation consultant who tried to help with latching. I was able to get a good latch with her, but when I got home I started having problems.
She has been nursing every 2-3 hours and has had enough wet and dirty diapers today. However, the latch is still not great and my nipples are getting sore. If my nipples are sore, does that mean that she is not getting a good amount of food?? She just cant seem to get her mouth open wide enough to get the nipple deeply in. After she feeds, all she does is fall asleep. She sleeps most of the day and then is up most of the night. My husband is concerned that she is sleeping too much because she is not getting enough to eat.