It could be that he is impatient, or it could be that he's having some trouble getting the milk out. As the PP's suggested, tongue-tie is one issue that can cause problems with transfer of milk. Check out the links provided in the pp. Here are some other things you can try as well: Before putting baby to the breast, pump just a little milk to trigger your let down. This make make the milk more readily available, and may soften the breast a bit and make it easier to latch. You can also try breast compressions while the baby is nursing. Here is a link that explains compressions: http://www.bflrc.com/newman/handouts...ompression.htmYes I still feel engorged sometimes after the baby nursed and the pumping did relieve that. I tried to look whether the baby is transferring milk - sometimes he is, because when I pull back, I can see milk in his lips. But the baby is usually sucking like 5-7 times and pulls off the nipple when he doesn't get the milk in fast. Do you think he's one particular impatient babe? Is this reaction common? The milk supply doesn't seem to be flowing all the time so that makes him impatient.
Ok, so it sounds like he is getting some milk from you but still needs a substantial amount of supplement. How many feedings are you getting in in 24 hours? Do you have a weight check scheduled, or did the LC weigh the baby?Sometimes after nursing, I'm still feeding him 50ml of expressed milk by cup. He has about 6 wet diapers and 1-2 dirty diapers in 24 hours.
Yes, the feeding then pumping and supplementing routine can be very draining. Do you have anyone to help you out with other things so that you can just focus on the baby? I know while you are going through it, it seems like a very long time. But, your baby is still very new. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes it can take awhile to get everything worked out. Hang in there-- you are doing a great job!It's pretty discouraging to keep nursing and then feeding him again.
Yes, I think this is the best course of action. The LC can talk to you about tongue-tie or see if maybe there is any other reason that he may be having trouble transferring milk. Keep us posted!I'll have to try find time to see the LC again soon.