after all this time?
Ok. I am feeling very discouraged.
I have bf Caiden exclusively since birth and always fed him on one breast per feeding. Lately, it has been every 2.5 hours-pretty much-all day AND throughout the night (still).
I found if I feed him more than one breast at a time, he gets incredibly full and seems to spit most of (the 2nd feeding) up.
I have always had a very quick, full and extremely strong let down. He has been gaining weight regularly (as of last month- he is just over the 50th percentile--4mo. well visit next week).
*Is my baby supposed to be sleeping through the night? He's not. Not even close. He actually seems to be more agitated lately and when wakes in the night, tends to fuss/cry/wail until fed.
*If this is a growth spurt---it seems to have been going on for a good 3 weeks now.
*Could it be teething? He seems to use my nipple lately as a chew toy and fusses dramatically.
*I am due to get my AF (which returned last month) and wondering if it had to do with the taste-change in my milk?
*I am worried that, because I find myself so exhausted in the middle of the night , I am not sure if he is hungry or gassy or teething or needs comfort...so I feed him.
Ughhhh.........I really try not to compare....but it's hard when Caiden seems to be the only one 'his' age, that does not yet sleep through the night, or who only still feeds on one breast....
Any suggestions? Advice? Shoulders to cry on?