Quick back ground: DD was born 6 weeks early and latched on first attempt, however due to the amount of energy it took for her to feed she would often fall asleep before getting a full feed, so was often tube fed (either full feeds if she wouldn't latch herself, or just top ups).
Often DD will still fall asleep during feeds, so to make sure she gets more what I do is feed her when she demands until she falls asleep and foot tickling etc. Won't wake her, then I'll change her to really wake her up, and then feed her from the same breast again to try and empty it
Couple of things -
First thing, I'm getting blanched nipples during feeding and I think it's due to a shallow latch. DD definitely has the suck strength I simply don't think her little mouth is big enough for her to take in enough boob. Is this a possibility? Should she grow out of it? I'm pretty sure positioning is fine, but I am planning on getting a LC to confirm that for me. Another possibility I was considering is that she still has a nasty ulcer on the roof of her mouth from a recent rash, could she not be taking enough in on purpose to avoid hurting herself?
After feeds DD falls asleep very easily, and if left on my chest or put on DH's chest will sleep for 3-4 hours. However if she is put in her crib she will wake up in 5-10 minutes time demanding again. Do you think she is getting enough milk? Is this just a settling issue?
She is putting on weight (very slowly) and most if not all nappies are wet, so I'm not worried about starving her, I'm worried about losing my supply before I'm ready to.
I try to express after day time feeds to keep the supply up, but I'm worried about emptying my breast and DD waking up 5 minutes later for another go, so it doesn't always happen.
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