My son is 10 weeks old and has been exclusively breastfed for the past 2.5 weeks. Previously he was bottlefed on pumped bm. He want to be held always and my nipples are already very sore. I have been using the Dr .Newman's cream but it still hurts. He wants to be fed every 1.5 - 2 hours for atleast 20-30 minutes. My LLL leader advised me that's absolutely unnecessary and it will hurt my nipples even more. Now that I offered him a pacifier today and he's been having it for the past 30 mins but didn't go off to sleep. He cries very badly when the pacifier falls off.
He has 5-6 really wet diapers and 2 poopy diapers.
1. Since he never sleeps after feeding and wants to be held all the times, does it mean he's not getting enough. Do I need to give him any formula?
2. How often would you guys offer pacifier and for how long. I think 30 + minutes is too much without going off to sleep.
3. How can I manage him in malls or anywhere outside. Typically, when I take him out, though I nurse him, he never goes to sleep and keeps crying which embarasses me a lot. How do I handle this situation?
4. He's not happy with the carseat too and cries constantly during the car travel.
Waiting for your valuable suggestions.