I had a good latch with my son ( 3 weeks old), and I am recovering from a mastitis. I had some cracks and crevases in my nipples but the problem that caused them has been corrected and they are healing well. For the last few days, my son has been "wishy washy" at the breast. He'll ask for it and then sit there with the breast in his mouth, he might play with the nipple with his tongue. He'll then pull away from me with the nipple still in his mouth. Its gotten to the point where the areola is getting sore by the end and I'm still not satisfied he's drank enough. He'll often pop off the breast and immediately start rooting for it again and being fussy only to start the cycle over again.
The nurse and doctor I've spoken to say I just have to wait it out or that he may have a small cold that is keeping him from breathing properly but this doesn't seem to be the case.
He doesn't do this at every feeding but enough that its becoming a real issue for me.
I don't have supply issues: I could write my name on the wall in milk accross the room so I often have to express a bit of milk so he doesn't choke. I'm not really sure what else to do at this point.
Its starting to make me feel like I can't feed my son properly which intellectually i know isn't the case but it is seriously undermining my already shaky confidence.