I gave birth to DS2 13 days ago. I've been pumping every three hours and breast feeding directly a couple times a day. He was in the NICUuntil Wednesday because his body didn't have enough sugar stores. That's why I'm mostly pumping, so that I can monitor his intake. We feed him every three hours. He seems to have a tummy ache and gas with gagging no matter what I eat. What can I do?
Also, despite all the pumping and water I drink, I seem to be getting less milk when I pump. I'm lost.
*Update: Saw a lactation consultant today. DS has a high pallet. He's been murdering my nipples. We are just going to try to encourage him to open wider and if that doesn't work, I go back Thursday and we will try a nipple guard. He got about 65 mL in under 20 minutes on my breasts, so we know my supply is good. As far as gas and everything, she thinks it's because he was premature and that he will adjust. We see his pediatrician tomorrow. She wants him on the breast more and me pumping less. Also, I don't have over active letdown.