Sorry I've been mia ladies things have been rough. I haven't been sleeping at all. The first two nights I was up all night long with him before my milk came in. Then on the second night my milk came in but he had to go under the photo therapy lights for jaundice and his weight dropped under 10% so we had to start supplementing feedings. We were making trios to the nursery every two hours for feedings but I still got horribly engorged. He wouldn't latch on though and pumping wasn't helping so it was brutal. We got home yesterday, but Breastfeeding hasn't gotten any better I'm afraid. Last night he spent about four hour straight nursing but he just wasn't getting satisfied. We did end up finally giving him a bottle of formula because he was so hungry and upset. This morning my nipples are sore, cracked, and bleeding. I saw three lactation consultants in the hospital And they all said he has a beautiful latch but a very strong suck. None of them were able to help much for anything but the enforcement which is finally starting to go away. I also don't seem to keep up with his appetite which is super frustrating. We see the pediatrician tomorrow so we will see what she says. All i know is I can't go on like this much longer. I feel like I'm nursing every minute of the day and I'm not sleeping and my hormones are all over the place.
Don't mean to unload this on you but I just wanted you all to know why I haven't been around. I do try and lurk when I can though.