My 8 day old LO has been improving somewhat in her nursing over the past few days. But, tonight she awoke for a feeding and absolutely refuses to take my nipple! She's awake and just won't soothe or feed. I syringe fed her approximately 6-8 mL of some expressed breast milk; I don't want her to starve! I don't know what's going on. She calms down in daddy's arms, and then once we put her down she cries again. I'm so frustrated! Oh, and it seems as though I'm producing some good milk. I can squeeze my nipples and it sprays out, so I know she must be able to get some. Could it be something I ate? I also tried burping her to no avail. I get these fears that my milk is not enough and she'll be losing weight. And she refuses the bottle, so supplementing w/ formula is useless. Ugh. BF is soooo much harder than I ever expected. I'm so exhausted. Any tips would be appreciated.
Trying sooo hard to BF!!!