My son is 8 weeks old and sadly, the entire time breastfeeding has been uncomfortable and painful rather than sweet and bonding...
He weighs probably between 9 - 10 lbs by now, and seems to be thriving.
Although had unmedicated natural birth, was below weight in a foreign hospital, and despite my wishes, was given bottle the first week (as well as breast) he took both, but has had nipple confusion ever since and GNAWS at my breast. I reposition him all the time.
Through my studying our situation, I notice he nurses every hour (has for 2-3 weeks straight now), and after my MER kicks in (takes a minute or two) it only lasts for about 6 minutes on each side until my milk seems to dry up (no more swallowing, rather vigorous, irritated sucking). It always hurts. He is very vigorous!
I am wondering about milk supply... I can't pump as he is always on me, and I never get anything out when I do try...
Wish I had someone close by here to watch and help! Any suggestions?