I am so frustrated with breastfeeding right now!
Here is what happens: First of all, I am still trying to get him to latch on well. He is finally opening his mouth all the way (most of the time), but I don't find that he sucks hard enough. Anyway, he starts to suck and I have a let down. He eats for about 7 minutes. After that, I don't have another let down for about 5 minutes so he gets frustrated that there isn't any more milk coming out so he starts to scream. I put him on the other side and the same thing happens. I think he is trying to increase my milk supply right now so it isn't a good thing that he doesn't suck after the initial 7 minutes. Usually after he eats then I pump and just give him the rest of the milk in a bottle. That is what's going on right now. I wish that my let down reflex would just keep happening so he could eat properly. I know things don't always happen like you want them to though. I am just going to keep doing it this way. He starts to eat on me, then I just give him the rest in a bottle. That's the only thing that I can do right now to keep him satisfied. Hopefully later he will learn to suck harder and my let down reflex will get better. It is hard too when I am by myself. I have to put him down and let him scream while I pump...that is hard to hear and I definitely don't have a let down while he is screaming so it kinda defeats the purpose. It's easier when my hubby is here because I can pump while my hubby has him and he doesn't cry as much. Even after all of this...I am not going to quit!! I am determined to give him only breast milk (even if I have to just pump and give it to him in a bottle)...he will not have formula!!!
Sorry about this...I just had to vent a little. I know that I am rambling...hopefully you can understand me! LOL
Please if you have any advice for me leave a comment. I would really appreciate any help I could get! Thanks! :)