My son is 10 weeks old. He is exclusively breast fed. I had a c-section, he was small, we had our problems at the beginning but have overcome them (raw bleeding nipples).
For the last four weeks at 10am he has been given a bottle of EBM by the childminder in preparation for my return to work, on weekdays only. Other than that he gets breast the whole time.
He has gone through growth spurts, but normally just feeds for 20 minutes on one side. Occasionally (very) he will ask for the second side but then only takes about 7 or 8 minutes that side. He's normally really good - will latch on strongly, suck like there's no tomorrow and when finished turn his head to one side (although he sometimes forgets to let go when he does that - ouch!)
For the last two days however he has really started faffing around. 3 sucks then disengage then re-latch, 3 sucks disengage re-latch, 3 sucks disengage re-latch, 3 sucks disengage re-latch, and so on for 20 minutes. It's getting really frustrating for me as it makes my nipples a little tender (and they have only just healed!). He seems quite happy and again the last couple of days I've been getting big grins after feeding.
How can I get him to just stay on the breast?
I hope he's not rejecting me!