I feel as though I'm starving DS, he was 6 weeks last Friday and is starving all the time lately. He is no longer happy at the breast - he flails his arms, comes on and off, screams, and still seems hungry (sucking on his fists, bobbing his head around for my breast) after an hour long feeding.
I feel awful, but I just gave him 4 oz. of formula after a feeding because my breasts were so sore from all his ripping and pulling of the nipple, and he still wanted more food. I never give him formula, but today I felt like I am starving him! And after he had the formula, he seemed so happy and content.
Is my supply going down, or is this the infamous 6-week growth spurt? He's been like this since last Wednesday. I only worry about my supply because the past 2 mornings I have only pumped 2 oz. after a feeding, when I usually can pump 4-5 oz. in the a.m. after a feeding.
Any insight would be much appreciated! I don't want to have to continue to give him formula, but I also don't want to starve him!!