I amso tired, and I just feel like crying.  I'm having issues breastfeeding, again.  Quinn just doesn't seem to be gaining anough weight and the doctor told me to do all this pumping before I feed him, and then giving that to him if he still wants to eat after nursing.  A lot of women on here said that is the wrong way to go, that he'll get to use to the bottle and won't latch on, etc. etc. etc.  And that I should nurse him whenever he wants, for as long as he wants.  I agree, I think the bottle nipple will just confuse him, and I do nurse him whenever he wants.  The problem I have is the however long he wants.  I just nursed him for almost 2 HOURS, and he still seems to want more!  I just can't sit there for two hours, I have my daughter who needs attention too, and there's only so much time that she'll accept me not helping her or playing with her.  I just feel backed into a corner, I don't know what to do.  And now I am dreading the night.  How am I suppose to get through a day if I have to wake up every two hours and feed Quinn for 2 hours every night?  Has it been this difficult for anyone else breasfeeding?  I'm not going to give up, but I really don't know what to do.  Isn't two hours a really long time to nurse?

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p2of9
Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:45 PM

My youngest did the same thing.  I gave him supplemental bottles (formula, because I couldn't pump to save my life!).  He didn't have a problem with nipple confusion, but he's also a swine, so he didn't care where his food came from.  LOL

Maybe you could call the La Leche League.  They'll have advice that's better than mine.

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2auti...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:49 PM  oK sweetie stop the pumping unless you are horribly engorged. When he latches his lips should form a little V shape. Nurse him for no more than 20-30 minutes. If he's still hungry give him a bottle it will not cause nipple confusion. Babies nurse more as they have growth spurts. What I'm thinking is mama not only feeds him she's become his pacifier as well. That's why I said after about 20 minutes stop and offer a bottle. It might be easier if daddy or sister does the bottle, because if baby smells mama baby will want mama. KK  personal message me if you have any specific questions I can try to help with. i have successfully breastfed four kids. That doesn't always mean I have the answer, but I can try. Also maybe check in with your local Le Leche League. they're "experts" at it. And yeah it always looks so easy, but it took my daughter almost two weeks to get the hang of it so don't give up.

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