I have managed to get baby back to breast from the bottle. He nursed 7 times yesterday, only accepted the bottle once after nursing. (Dad feeds him once before bedtime w/ bottle I pump to store.) He pooped a little yesterday, just slightly runny. He ususally only goes once a week.
Problem is he is slipping down onto the nipple. Latch starts great, flow is great, lots of active sucking and swallowing for at least 10 mins on one breast. Some feeds were longer yesterday, 15 mins, if sleepy 20 or more. He seems satisified. His diaper this morning was very wet and heavy w/ urine was like the color of apple juice though - I thought this might be because there was so much together it made the urine look darker? Urine yesterday was pretty clear, all diapers were wet, some more than others. (he pees when he gets his bath too)
I am nervous about him not getting enough hindmilk as I have an oversupply since I have just been pumping up until recently. I usually pump after most feeds, yesterday I skipped two pumpings so he could go back and start nursing from the same breast. Worked well. This morning though, I had to pump afterwards or I would have been in bad shape. (Offered bottle afterwards as he only nursed 10 min. didn't want it) How can I make sure he gets the hindmilk? My book says your MER is what releases this from the breasts, and is usually identified by a lot of milk flow and lots of swallowing. I always have that!? It also says MER is effected by stress and pain, (including sore nipples). Nipples are just now getting sore. Not terrible though. No cracks or bleeding and using Lanolin.
PS Using clutch hold to keep baby's head as still as possible and close to the breast to try to prevent slipping. Supporting breast w/ sandwich or U hold.
Any hints? I have thought about calling Pedi today, taking for weight check today and next Friday for reference?