So breastfeeding was going great... for about a week.
My little man loves to cluster feed all day, every day. He'll latch and eat for 10 minutes, then fall asleep and eat 45 minutes later for another 10-15 minutes. Everything was going great (minus the lack of sleep) until I developed BAD mastitis, as my breasts had apparently become so engorged because they were never emptying properly. Also, because my son was feeding so often my body was making way too much milk.
On the advice of an LC, I started pumping every 4 hours on the dot. I have so much milk than in 10 minutes of pumping, I would easily get 7-8 ounces from each breast. I am freezing most of my milk, and have been bottle feeding my son the rest. If he wants to eat close to pump time, I will let him, but I have been not told to let him breastfeed outside of the 4 hour pumping window as it will make my over-producing problem worse.
He was very gassy today so I wanted to let him nurse just prior to pumping... but now he won't latch It seems he only wants a bottle now, and has no interest in my breasts anymore.
Did I completely screw up, or do you think my son will eventually go back to the breast and ditch the bottle?
I was told that within 4 weeks of pumping exclusively my over-supply / engorgement problem will be gone as my supply will be established and I can go back to feeding him from my breast whenever I wanted.
I am going back to the LC, but my appt. is not until Friday...
DS#1: born Dec 29, 2013
TTC#2 since Sept 2014 - unexplained secondary IF
BFP #2: 11.7.14 M/C: 11.27.14 @ 6w3days
BFP #3: 04.19.2015 M/C 04.27.15 @ 4w3days
BFP #4: 10.05.2015 C/P @ 3w4days
Oct 11, 2015: Cycle 13. Starting Femara (2.5mg). HSG this cycle (all clear) - BFN
Nov 12, 2015: Cyle 14. Femara 5mg + IUI - BFN
Dec 10, 2015: Cycle 15. Femara 5mg + IUI #2 - BFP #5! C/P 4w4d Jan 10, 2016: Cycle 16. Femara 5mg + IUI #3 - BFN. Feb 10, 2016: Cycle 17. No IUI or meds. Taking a break - Natural BFP Mar 5, 2016!!!! EDD Nov 16, 2016 Moving to IVF March 2016 Beta at 10dpo: 21, Beta at 12dpo: 98, Beta at 14dpo: 264, Beta at 16dpo: 745 U/S 6w6d: single beautiful heartbeat of 121bpm - It's a boy!!!! Nov 3, 2016: Our family became complete. Welcome DS #2.