I had my first child, a daughter, on Wednesday. I went natural and have had no latching problems. My milk came in on Saturday and that has definately helped with the feeding. However, I am having a few issues that I was hoping some of you ladies could provide some advice on. First, she gets very impatient waiting for my milk to let-down. She gets angry and starts shaking her head and crying and I can't get her to calm down enough to realize there is milk there. I've read that you can express prior to feeding to let your milk down before having LO latch on, but that just seems like a lot of work and not really a solution to the problem. Second, how do you keep LO awake while feeding? She feeds for like 5-10 minutes and then falls asleep for 5-10 minutes before realizing she is hungry and waking up mad. And finally, how do you do it timewise? I am completely exhausted and feel like all I'm doing is breastfeeding. It takes her 30-50 minutes to eat to the point where she is full and she is feeding every 2-2.5 hours which means by the time we do diaper change, feeding, and burping I have less than an hour between feeds. I feel like I barely get any sleep and of course since I am EBF no one else can really help out. I am just at a breaking point and feel like giving her a bottle at night so she sleeps a little longer may actual be worth it. Like I said, I am at a breaking point, so any advice you have would be appreciated! TIA.
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