Hi everyone....thank you in advance for reading my post and offering some advice....
I am currently breastfeeding our 2nd daughter, who is 4 weeks old today. I had no idea it would be such a challenge since BF'ing our 1st daughter seemed so easy and natural. Bit of history with #2. She was born at 37w6d, induced as she stopped gaining any weight in utero as determined by ultrasounds. She weighed 5lbs6oz at birth, (1st daughter was 9lbs!). She ended up have respiratory distress and was in the NICU for a few days, and remained in the hospital for 10days. During that time I was pumping and they were feeding her the expressed milk (mostly colostrum) as well as supplementing her with formula....which I preferred not to but my milk took a few days to come in. Fast forward to now.... she now weighs 5lbs13oz and seems to be a great eater....BUT when she nurses, she will nurse for at least 1 hour, sometimes up to two and still cries and fusses and will take an additional 1-2oz of formula. She never seems satisfied after the breastfeeding and continually spits up the breastmilk everytime I burp her during the feeds. But when she takes some formula (gets supplements twice a day at the most, after a breastfeed) she never spits up when she burps! I don't get it....is she having a problem with my milk? I have cut anything questionable out of my diet, drink a ton of water, but she still seems fussy at the breast and spits up. She will scream until she eats more. And I have noticed that while BF'ing at night (we co-sleep) she doesn't seem to spit up as much.
I apologize for all the rambling... I am clueless with this as I mentioned BF'ing our first was no problem! We have another appt. tomorrow with her pedi. so we can check her weight..but she has plently of wet diapers etc.
Any suggestions or advice?
Thank you so much!