My newborn will feed & then fall off my breast & is fast asleep. So I go to put him in his bassinet & as soon as I put him down he wakes up & screams for more food.
I seem to have a good supply & im pretty sure he has a good latch as im currently using nipple shields under the advice of the LC
Im getting next to no sleep & my nipples are killing me even with the nipple shields
Also, when he screams after I put him down its hard to get him to latch properly for ages cause he's so distressed & will not take his hands out of his mouth, or he keeps grabbing the nipple shield & pulling it off but he wont latch at all without it. No problems getting him to latch initially, just after ive tried to put him down.
So basically i feed him, he falls asleep on me, then i just have to sit here trying to stay awake for as long as it takes for him to wake up again & want more food. This can be ages if i dont try to put him down. Im not into co-sleeping, which is all the ABA helpline could suggest.
I didnt expect to have to feed basically non stop, I expected to at least get a couple of hours sleep. Im absolutely exhausted & ready to just put him on formula. What am I doing wrong??
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