Update #2 Adding pics for the Mom that asked :) But wanted you ladies no that he did seem to do much better last night with the block feeding. When I woke up this am I was extremely swollen on the side I hadn't nursed the last couple nursings on, so I feed him off the first side and then the second side (just enough for some relief) . He didn't choke but he did SPEW EVERYWHERE so I think your ladies advice is deffinately correct, and more accurate then the Drs :) Its funny after my apt my Mom called me and asked how the apt went. I told her and her first response, did you ask the ladies your always chatting with (meaning cafemom) what advice they had for you LOL Anyway here is my little big man :) Thank you all for the advice
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Update #1 Ok ladies so everyone has suggested block feeding to help us and I already think I am seeing a difference in my son. BUT I am getting a bit sore. I started block feeding on my left for two feeding. By the time I got to my second feeding my right boob started to leak and ache. Then I nursed twice on the right and my left boob is getting tender. Is this what I should expect? Will it eventually regulate or will I continue to feel this way while block feeding??
So for the ladies who read my post from last night I took my son to his 2 wk check up and I asked the Dr about his choking! The Dr said he believes its due to reflux. He told me to stop feeding my son on demand, instead never more then every 2-3 hrs, and for no more then 10 min. And he said absolutely no co-sleeping, but instead to keep him elevated in a crib (we dont even have a crib up for him because I new we would co-sleep) I have a playpen but he wont sleep in it and I really think the safest place for him is in my arms (but he played the SID card on me) and he said to get a pacifier and enforce it in between feedings. He said if I can't get it under control by doing the things he suggests the next step is cereal or formula or both. And meds!! I dont feel right about any of this.....is every baby who suffers from reflux supposed to stop nursing and start cereal?
On a happy note everything else went well!! He is 11 lbs 2 oz (so he has gained a lb and 2 oz in a week) and he is 22 3/4 inches long! And he got his very first shot today, the 1st Hep B. Which is another thing that bugs me, my baby got a vaccination, which is gonna make him clingy, fussy, and in need of comfort nursing. Am I really supposed to deni him that :(