hi... i have a two week old little boy and i'm currently breastfeeding... but finding that it's not all that easy!! i really want to continue at least for a couple more weeks before i have to go back to work cause i know it's so much better than bottle feeding... but i'm having a hard time with a few things... more with me than him. i could really use some extra words of encouragement as well!! my biggest issue is leaking... when i feed him... i end up loosing about 1 to 2 oz from the opposite breast!! it's so frustrating cause i end up having to change my shirt a million times a day because i get breastmilk all over me!! my other issue is that he usually only feeds for about 10 minutes... 15 if we are lucky... then i have to wake him up and sometimes he'll latch on to the other side and want more... but sometimes he doesn't. so i'm kinda worried about him not getting enough... not to mention he has horrible gas as well!! oh yeah... and we sometimes supplement with a bottle of forumla before we go to bed, hoping he'll sleep a little longer before his next feeding (dr suggested we could try that because he was waking up every two hours during the night). it also hurts when he latches on... so i've been using that lansinoh (sp?) stuff on my nipples, but it only provides temporary relief. and if i go more than three to four hours without pumping or feeding, i feel like i'm going to explode!!
i get so frustrated sometimes with everything... i could really use some tips from someone who's been there... and a few words of encouragement cause i really don't want to just give up and start bottlefeeding just yet.