Hi Mamas! I'm so glad I found this site!
I have a 10 day old little girl, and our nursing routine has me frazzled.
She latches on - correctly, according to the LC at the hospital where I delivered - sucks a few times, and then pops off screaming. We repeat this cycle over and over again. She is wetting about 6 diapers a day, and just had a BM for the first time in 5 days. She's still passing meconium (sp) - her stool doesn't resemble BF poop at all.
I asked my mother (who successfully nursed 5 babies) and she said it sounds like I am just "topping her off". That she isn't truly hungry, and is just snacking.
I offer her the breast when she roots around, chews on her hands and does the tongue reflex. Am I offering it too much? WDYT?
She was born at 6 lbs 14 oz, and we left the hospital at 6 lbs 7.5 oz. She was down to 6 lbs 6 oz at her first weight check 5 days after birth.
Any advice / insight you could give would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!