I am a new mom to a 4 month old and I had problems breastfeeding in the beginning because it hurt. My husband bought me a pump within the first week and I would pump and have someone feed him. Then about 1 1/2 weeks I tried latching on once a day and we finally got it. I had to go back to work at 4 weeks post partum so I breastfeed him as much as possible in the evenings and on the weekends. Now that he is 4 months he seems to be not latching on as good. When I put him to my left side he sucks for about 5 minutes and then pulls off as he sucking (it hurts extremely bad). I have tried firmly holding to my breast so he doesnt do it but he just ends up crying. But he doesnt do any of that on my right side.
He also sometimes is hungry and will suck for about 10 minutes and then pull off and talk and suck and pull off repeatedly. But sometimes if I sit him up he gets mad, so I hook him up to the other side and he continues eating. My right side has always produced more so when he does the pulling off bit and I switch side I know there is still more milk in the right one.
Any advice on how I can get him to completely finish one side before switching.
at work and everyother time
4 months and still going