My ds is now 4.5 months old and we have had our share of problems. He was born at home - an unmedicated peaceful vbac and our first few weeks of bf were failrly typical. he bf night and day. Then over Christmas my supply dropped big time and he lost weight. Upon returning home he began to gain slowly but continued to nurse constantly night and day (every hour or more) I started on motilium and have since weaned off of the dcrug for a more natural apporach of fenugreek, fennel, alfalfa and nursing mother's tea. Supply seems fine but ds is still fussy at the breast...discontent, gassy, and downright vicious when he nurses. He pinches and pulls at my breast, and clamps down and pulls off continually throughout the feeding. My nipples are very sore! The time of day soes not seem to make a difference. HE has yet to sleep longer than a few hours at night ( actually he did sleep 4 hours once after being up all day). He does not nap well at all. I have ried to supplement with the sns but he only takes a few ounces and it makes no difference in his behaviour. We have a ped. appt. next week but I am so exhausted and ready to just give up. I need to sleep and I have a tired and lonely two year old who is really needing some attention too. I have yet to really enjoy bf I find myself counting the months until we can start solids.
Is this every going to get better????