So, it's been awhile since I've last breastfed (DD 2 is 5) and my newest LO is a whole different game for me. At 3 days old we're still running into a couple of snags that the sooner we can work them out the happier we'll both be. First is latching. I'm a big breasted woman with large nipples and LO 3 has some awe inspiring suction power. The combo leads to little more than my nipple being latched onto and very sore, bruised nipple to follow each feeding. If I can get her to latch onto more area than she usually does, it's not as painful, but my eager eater rarely has the patience to work with this. Any suggestions on how to make latching easier on both of us here?
Second question, LO started out a big baby at 10.2 and needs to eat a lot. We've done some on demand nursing and she's usually pretty good about feeding for 30-45 minutes every 2 hours during the day. But at night, she consistently falls asleep in half the time despite diaper cganges, etc mid feeding session. This results in her waking 30 to 60 minutes later to finish her meal. We're battling some extra weight loss and jaundice due to a positive Coombs test so it's very important to me that she gets the nutrition she needs. Amy suggestions on how to get her nightie feeding habits to match her daytime ones? Thanks.