is it normal to have breastfeeding issues when a baby boy is circed? update in purple 4/16/2012
i had my son wedsday morning and he nursed well wedsday and thursday but come friday i was told not to bf him after 5 am so thathe had an empty stomach when he got circed. they came in to get him and he was just screaming mad cause he wanted to eat. it took all i had not to cry my slef. but every since he got circed he dosnt latch on the breast. i had to resort to pumping friday to make sure he got what he needed. i even ended up giving him 2 oz of formula which made me cry cause i feel like im failing. i want to breast feed i want to hold him up to my breast and feed him that way but he wont latch on at all and when i put my nipple in his mouth he acts like he cant find it or feel it he dose the same thing with his bottle. he also puts his hands in the way of his face so i cant put the bottle of bm or my breast in his mouth it turns in to a fight with his arms and mouth. i meet with his ped tommorrow morning for a weight and color check i am going to bring up my breastfeeding problems. I didnt relise til today how diff breast fed baby poo is from formula feed baby poo is. i dont want to end up giving him formula i really want him back at the breast i cant seem to pump every 2-3 hrs but i do try. i do get about 1 1/2-2 ounces combined when i pump. each time i pump.
Well I took Eli to his weight check/color check. i did bring up that im haveing a few problems with Eli wanting to breastfeed. His dr is a little concerned with his weight. his birth weight was 7lbs 14oz and this morning after feeding him 2 oz i had already pumped this morning he only weighed 7lbs 3oz. he has his two week check up next week i dont want to suppliment one feeding aday because that takes milk away from me and from my son. im tring to get him to latch on every two hrs and he wont latch on or want to feed from the tap so to say. the nurse told me i could nurse in the room we were in but im not comfortable nursing around someone i dont know yet. im not sure aboutnursing in public im big chested and feel i hang out all over the place. where would i get an sns? how much are they? do they really help get baby back to the breast? how much should i be feeding him? the dr said 1-2 oz is what he should be eating. his dr told me to feed him more often. thank you for your advice. his binky has been washed and sterilized and put away.