?? night time cluster feefing and reverse sleeping?
(greenville, SC, usa)
I'm a new mom and my baby is about 10-11 days old. At first when my milk came in I was struggling with engorgement, but after that evened out through pumping my left nipple started to hurt a lot and crack and bleed.
The Lactation consultant I talked to said to use bactracin and pump on that side and use a slow flow bottle Dr Brown's because she had seen me and seen that my baby had a good latch and did not think that this would undue the progress we had made.
So I started pumping on the left and feeding him the slow flow bottle. He did great. And since my right nipple was OK we continued to nurse at every feeding from that too. well last night it scared me BC he did some cluster feeding and I felt maybe he got too much from the bottle because he went after it voraciously.
And we had a 3-4 hr cluster feeding session between the bottle, my right breast, and i even brought my left breast back into play, but afterwards decided that wasn't best because it hurt again after nursing.
We have also been following the 1-3 hr day schedule and 2-4 hr this has been difficult because I don't get much sleep at night because he is a slow nurser.
I'm wondering if I should approach it with more of an on demand thing during the day and hope for longer stretches at night.
Any wisdom on how to get longer stretches at night? I have been letting him nap for a long time during the day and I heard that might hurt their nighttime patterns.