My 5 week old is not staying on the breast for as long as he used to (which used to only be 10-15 minutes, but he would stay latched). He is now bobbing on and off the breast and it is a struggle to get 10 minutes of feeding in. I was able to control my OALD a couple weeks ago, and we have consistantly yellow stools about 4-5 times a day and lots of wet diapers. When I try to put him back on the breast to try to get more milk into him, he cries. I know we are struggling with gas issues and have started using mylicon drops. We also struggled with reflux, but this doesn't seem to be caused by that. He cries when its the breat, but gladly takes the pacifier and sucks on that. If he was still hungry, he would refuse the paci right?
Thanks for any advice you can offer. He has a slightly sunken soft spot, but I was reading that it is naturally concave. We have a third visit to the cranial osteopath, so I'm sure he can advice me as to how sunken is dehydration. I'm just a paranoid mama, KWIM?
Also, my left breast doesnt seem to "refill" like it was doing last week. I nurse on that side, but it stays pretty small and flat. My son has never really "emptied" my breasts. I had to block feed. My right breast will get engorged if I don't use it (I was hoping that using my left breast more would lead to more supply, but it just ended up causing the right to be engorged, and I had to feed on that side) Anyone have this happen? Should I pump to see what I'm getting?