Hi ladies. I haven't been on the forum in about two years, not since my first was a baby. I just recently had my second son. He's 6 weeks, will be 7 next Tuesday.
We've had a bumpy ride since birth: jaundice, latch issues, thrush, gas and reflux, mastitis, lip and tongue ties, and colic.
This past Tuesday we had the lip and tongue tie issue fixed. The first day he nursed well and the secon he did ok but since then, he's had this problem of me latching him and then him pulling off to only suckle on the nipple. They're bruised and sore and it's getting to where every time I nurse I am in pain and just want to stop. Nursing takes longer as well because I'm always relatching him. But he just unlatches. It's a fight.
I usually do football or cross cradle holds. Sometimes I do a laid back cradle. But any position is the same results.
I am just wondering if anyone has had problems like this before and how to handle it. I can pump and bottle feed but I'd rather nurse if possible.
And if anyone has tips on how to reduce the gas and reflux and colic that would be helpful too. Right now I'm hanging by a thread.