My baby boy is almost four weeks. We are still having trouble bf. Even after he eats my breasts are still full. I hear him gulping, but only for about 8mins. While doing a breast compression the milk shoots out forcefully.He has green stools 2x's a day. I'm worried my milk is giving him diarreaha. His latch is never that great. Plus my nipples stick out only a bit & have very large breast. If I hold him in the correct positions he screams his little head off. I'm not coordinated enough to do anything but the cross cradle hold. He has gas and is very fussy. He also still wants to eat every hour. I don't have much of a break from my baby boy because his dad works two jobs. This makes pumping for a few minutes to relieve some discomfort nearly impossible. My DH and I don't like giving him formula. He vomits. Still am I any better giving him watery green stools?
My pump is a hospital grade Medela Classic. When baby was a week old and sleeping alot I was pumping two oz occasionally as a check for milk supply. Not an issue now though. Will he grow out of his latch problems? I'm like many other moms on here-even unlatching and relatching over & over doesn't seem to improve his skills. I don't have much soreness because he doesn't have to work hard since my milk pores out with little effort. So continuing even though he isn't a nursing pro wouldn't bother me. I just don't want him to be sick. All advice is appreciated. I feel completely lost right now. So many questions, and worries!
Is he eating enough?
Has he gained weight?
Will I forever sleep sitting up?
Is this poo right?
Why is he crying at the breast after eating for a few minutes?
When is he finished eating?
Why won't he open his mouth more than half way?
Is this the right latch?
Sorry to ramble, he is my last, & I desperately want to nurse him for at least his first year. My M.S. stopped me from bf my other children,but with diagnosis/treatment I feel like I can accomplish it this time.