OK. Back story first. I had a breast reduction 12.5 years ago. With my first daughter (08/10) I didn't get any sign of milk whatsoever. I had my second daughter (07/12) and five days postpartum I woke up leaking. By then she was on the bottle so I bought a hand pump and got what I could. Now here I am with our newborn son. I had colostrum and am now getting a supply. Yay!!! But I don't feel like he's getting anywhere near what he needs. He typically will only nurse for 5 minutes and pull off and scream and refuses to relatch. He really only takes to one side but I always offer both. I hurt so bad and he's been attached to me nonstop. We ended up giving him a little bit of formula at 4:00 this morning when I hadn't even been to bed yet because of the latch, release, scream routine. I'm just very discouraged, tired, and sore. But it's not about me. It's about him and my concern that I'm not giving him what he needs :( Any advice??
on Jul. 13, 2013 at 8:40 PM