Pam - posted on 05/15/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
So I just had my little girl a week ago today. She was 38 weeks and 2 days and weighed 5 lbs 6 oz. We've been nursing with a bottle of pumped milk or formula here and there to help with her jaundice. But my question stems from the fact that she will nurse off and on for 2 hours. and its not until that 2 hour mark that I actually feel soft in my breasts. I'm massaging with my hand as she nurses. I hear swallowing here and there. I feel a prickling sensation usually right when I hear her swallows the best. But is it normal for her to take 2 hours to eat. Even when I pump I don't get much out but I don't feel empty even after pumping for 20-30 minutes. I should add that I'm switching back an forth between breasts all during that 2 hours it takes for her to eat. She falls asleep then wakes up crying and rooting and we relatch or switch breasts and relatch.
Help would be very appreciated.
I'm also taking Fenugreek, and Blessed thistle to help get a supply. I have had poor experiences in the past with my 2 boys.