I have a 4 day old DS and we are struggling to breastfeed....He was delievered via c-section and weighed 8lbs 5oz. I was able to get him latched on WITH CLICKING for the first 1 and 1/2 days (and he would nurse for 20 minutes sometiems) then all of a sudden he would not latch on. The LC told us to keep trying to get him latched and to start pumping to up my supply and to syringe feed. So now we are at day 4 and my milk is in full force. My breasts hurt and my nipples are super sore. Issues now are this...
1. DS will only latch on for 5 minutes or so at a time. He is very sleepy. I've tried stripping him, skin to skin, changing diaper, wet cloth on forehead, you name it I have tried it.
2. When he does latch on he is satisfied for hours it seems AND my breasts are only a little softer and a little less painful...I am afraid he is not getting hindmilk and am afraid I will have supply issues if he doesn't empty the breast completly.
3. As of today he has had 3 wet/poopy diapers.
4. His weight is now 7lbs 9oz (roughly)
I am nursing when he shows signs (which is hard to tell cause all he does is sleep), but should I give him the EBM by syringe after every nursing, if so how much and how often should I pump?
Sorry it is sooooo long my brain is kind of mushy due to lack of sleep and everything else....
Also my DH is pushing me to syringe feed more than BF cause he is afraid he is not getting enough to eat!