I'm the mom of a beautiful baby boy 12 days old and I'm facing problems with bf.
I don't know if I'm getting worried for no reasons since he seems to be a happy baby, and doesn't cry at all... One week after the birth, he had gained 200 grams, but now I'm worried things start to go bad.
One of my problems is that he's always asleep. Today for example, he fed only 4 times, and during one of the feedings he fell asleep straight away.
Is that normal?
Secondly, when he is on the breast, I'm under the impression that he sucks but often I can't here the swallowing noise. Is it possible that he is drinking but I am not aware of it?
And finally, my nipples are very painful, and when feeding time comes, I'm stressed and I am reluctant to let the baby put his mouth on my breast. It's such an horrible feeling to have baby crying of hunger and being paralysed from fear of the pain...
I don't know what to do... I hope to get some help... thanks a lot.
A mom in distress.