I am a new mom. My baby boy was born Monday night. He latch ok and was breast feeding exclusively for the first three days. Even though by the third day, it was a little harder to get him to latch on. On thursday he was very tired and yellow. We went to the pediatrician and his bilirubin was high. So he was started on the bili light, and I was told to make sure he ate at least 2oz every 2 hrs so he could have enough bowel movements to clear the bilirubin. So I added formula. And then he wouldn't take the breast. By thursday night, I noticed my breast were hard around the edges. (I bought a pump Lansinoh, because I have to go back to work in a month) So I decided to pump and see if it help. I only got 1oz of colostrum after 30min of pumping.
So I have two problems:
1) My breast are very very large and harder now, and I am pumping every 3hrs for 15min and I am only getting colustrum about 1oz after two pumps (30min).
2) My baby won't latch anymore. He is better now, less yellow, more awake. And I keep trying, before each feeding. He will keep the nipple/areola in his mouth for some time, but won't suck. Or he will suck for less than 1min and then let go, and cry. So we keep trying!
Any suggestions would really be appreciated! I am more worry about my breast being so large, without milk production.