My lil man is now 16days old and I'm exclusively breastfeeding him. The last 2days have been my living hell! It was all going well...he'd initially lost too much weight but has been gradually gaining it back. But these last 2days he's latching on to me n midway thru his feed he clamps down n stretches up away from my boobs or kinda shakes his head to the extent he's REALLY hurting me. I take him off wen he does this trying to teach him this is naughty but I'm stressing bout him putting on weight. Or not putting it on. But after this I'm extremely sore n one nipple now has a scab on it from last nights feed
Another thing...early on I was easily able to tell my boobs were getting bigger n ready to feed as well but now I can't tell....is this normal? My first attempt at properly expressing was the other day n I got 70ml from about 45mins with a pump but my nipples were really sore afterwards.
I'm so lost n confused about this all any words of wisdom would b much appreciated! Each time I speak with a mw or LC I end up stressed n in tears and feeling like a failure...yet he seems well n content n very alert. I just dunno wat to think?