My son was born 3 weeks ago and had no problem latching on other than when I was engorged we needed to use a breast shield. Overcame that problem but now he seems to only want to feed for 5-10 minutes at a time and is wanting to feed about every 45 minutes. In the beginning it would take him about 45 minutes to feed and would feed about every hour or so. My husband and I decided to introduce a bottle about 5 days ago and he seemed to do fine with that. I am pumping during the feeding session that he is getting a bottle. I am also pumping after each feeding to increase my milk supply so I can freeze the milk for future use. I am so frustated right now that I just want to give up or I just want to pump and give him bottles. my husband is against solely bottles because of the bonding issue.
One last thing is when he is feeding he falls asleep easily and is hard to kept awake. When he was born he weighed 5 lbs 15oz and 19 in long. Now he weighs over 7 lbs so I know he is getting enough to eat. I am just frustrated that he is feeding so often. I have tried calling a couple of la leche coaches but have not heard back.
Please help me and my son!!