Feeding Help - Considerin
g Giving up Breastfeed ing
09-24-2013 03:05 PM
I am a first time mom with a three and a half week old. I'm currently struggling because when I breastfeed, she falls asleep. Although I wake her up multiple times during a feeding, she still doesn't seem full when we finish. At night, this is incredibly stressful and frustrating. She wakes up to feed, nurses for an hour or so, then when i go to put her down, she wakes back up and acts hungry. I supplement at that point with an ounce or two of formula. If she does go down to sleep, she wakes up again within an hour to an hour and half. By the time I get in bed, and finally fall asleep, its time to wake up again to feed.
I want to give up on breastfeeding but know its whats best. Unfortunately the lack of sleep is catching up and I see no end in sight.