My LO is 2 weeks + 4 days old. She eats every 1.5 to 2 hours, even through the night (needless to say, I'm exhausted). When she nurses, I do not switch breasts because she will not latch on again. She only eats for about 10 minutes, then she will pull off. Is there any way I can get her to feed for longer and space out her feedings? I don't know how long it takes for hind milk to come in. I can't rouse her once she has dozed off, but I would love to get some more sleep at night! Thank goodness she is finally catching on to the side-lying position.
Also, my nipples are SO sore! Is this most likely from the frequent feedings, or is she maybe not latching on properly? Her lips appear to be turned out and not in. She gets a good portion of my nipple in her mouth, but can sometimes slide off as she gets sleepier. I hate to try to fix her latch at that point because she won't finish feeding. Any suggestions?
Cat, 1st time mom to Carissa, born 11/3/07