Breast and bottle need help asap!
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|Wed, 01-22-2014 - 12:55am|
My daughter is 5 days old and i am already having a really hard time breastfeeding, i originally wanted to exclusively breastfeed and have been doing so since birth but i have not been able to eat, sleep, shower, NOTHING. She wants to eat and eat and eat all day everyday and it is becoming too much doing it on my own. I would like to breastfeed and pump so i can have some help with feedings and for when i need to leave her. I tried her first bottle of breastmilk today and she ate about 2-3 oz in less than 10 minutes with alot of excess milk spilling and spitting up, assuming shes not used to getting it so easily even though im using breastflow bottles supposed to be designed to be close to breast. Even after she is done feeding she is still looking for breast. I want to point out that she is a thumb sucker, well attempting anyways she doesnt quite get the hang of it, so she always wants something in her mouth at all times. This makes me believe she wants breast all the time for comfort, but i cannot give her my breast all day and night! She will cry and cry until something is in her mouth. How am i supposed to balance the feedings when she is so obsessed with the breast? Is she spoiled already? How can i break this habit?