You know when they say mommy's instincts should be listened to? Im not sure If I should because I am running on very little sleep - but my LO is going through *something* just not sure what it is.
Hes 8 wks and is generally is a happy baby but has been a little more fussy than usual. Diaper counts are good and he hasnt lost any weight.
Here is where my confusion comes from - I honestly feel like he is using me as a pacifier. I got my OALD and oversupply under control finally but feel like ever since he gets lazy and doesnt eat until he is full. Or maybe he does it just takes longer and more attempts? But I feel like he is always falling asleep at the breast but still sucking for comfort. For the last two days he has been feeding almost every 1-2 hours and always falls asleep but wakes up when I break the suction (my poor poor nipples:( ). I thought it was cluster feeding, but why did I work so hard to get my oversupply and OALD down just to have nature say we need to get it up? Since birth he has been a pro at latching - and all of a sudden he seems to have alot of trouble. Its not a proper latch anymore, and I am suffering alot because of it. He is also very gassy.
He has thrush which we have been trying to treat naturally but finally got a prescription as it just got worse. Could he be uncomfortable from the thrush and thinking hes hungry even when hes not? Cluster feeding? Not enough Milk? pacifing himself? teething already? Something is just not right but I m not sure what it is. Please help?