Over the course of the last 2 to 3 weeks, I've read everything I can get my hands on with regard to BF'ing, Books and Internet boards (Kellymom & CafeMom as well).
I was worried at first my milk didn't have what it took for Camden to thrive due to a low weight gain, then I couldn't figure out why he wouldn't nurse from my RB and had to work so hard at nursing from my LB (flat nipple - using a nipple shield).
Now there is a bit of pain when he long draws off the L nipple. I can't keep him awake for more than 10 minutes and the minute I remove my breast (his pacifier) he wakes and pitches a fit. He's always sucking on his fists, trying to nurse off my arm or if I get my face close to his, he's going for my nose. LOL He grunts a lot, sucks his tongue and makes other noises with his mouth.
I have a consult from his Ped to see a new LC that is local to us and not have to drive an hour north now and that is comforting. You are probably wondering where the SUCCESS is in this ...
We have been expressed BM bottle free for 5 days now. He gained 6 oz in 6 days and our nights aren't nearly as bad as they used to be. I'm still exhausted and frustrated with the DH for sleeping through most of our experiences, but I still count it is a Success.
Kerri & Camden