My son is 2 weeks and 5 days old, for the past 3 or 4 nights he has been eating non stop (almost literally) from 7-2 am.. By 2am I give him formula just so I can sleep!! I hate doing it but I feel like hes not getting enough from me.. Is it normal for him to eat that much? and is there anything I can do to get him to eat nonstop during the day instead of when i'm trying to sleep.. I am usually in tears by 12am, and I just don't love breastfeeding, I don't even know that I like it!
I try pumping during the day so I can give him a bottle of breastmilk instead of formula, but I can literally only pump for like 3 minutes and then the flow just STOPS!! I only get between a half an once to an once.. I've tried hot compresses, feeding my son on one breast and pumping the other, thinking happy thoughts.. nothing is working.. could it be that im so stressed out it just won't come one? If thats the case is my son getting enough to eat?!? And if I'm only able to pump for 3 minutes is there any hindmilk being pumped out??
He was weighed at one week old and he gained all his birth weight back plus and once.. That was before this non stop feeding frenzy began. He has PLENTY of wet diapers more then I can even count.. He poops between 3-4 times a day and usually has a lot of wet farts in between poops..
Thanks in advance!