I just had my third son last friday, the 10th. He was able to feed right after birth, and we have EBF this entire time. It has been a bit of a struggle because he just doesn't seem to know how to latch "correctly". Up until today i was very worried that he wasn't getting much, even though he is producing stools and urine, and has gained an oz. since leaving the hospital. I had more relief tonight as I actually saw milk in the corner of his mouth when he fed.
My biggest issue is that I worry he still may not be latching properly and getting enough. I have not felt my letdown (I always have before) but my breasts are ENORMOUSLY FULL and I even have a couple blocked ducts already! I have tried warm wet compresses, manual and breast pumping to find releif and I have had none so far. I figured if my milk was in I should feel relief after he eats too,.... so I dont really get what is going on.
As far as his latching goes, he just doesnt open wide enough to fully take in the nipple/ areola. He purses his lips once he feels it and kind of sucks it in. Then it seems more like he is chewing. It isnt painful for me really..... but I have to sit and work his lips open once he is on.. and its frustrating. I even try to pull his chin down to help him but it doesnt really work. I took him to our family chiropracter to have her check him over for any neck/ jaw issues and he is o.k. Tried every posiion I can think of too...
He IS getting something.. he does have a little spit up after feedings, and he never really cries unless you change his diaper...lol. He sleeps a TON. I usually have to wake him to eat because he will go 4 hours.. I don;t feel comfortable with that. His pediatrician says he checks out o.k. though... so I am just not sure how to feel good about his eating and how to get some RELIEF!
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