struggling with breastfeeding
by John in Thailand
My wife is struggling with breastfeeding. Our baby girl is one month old. She has gained weight from 3.7 to 4.5 kilograms since birth at our one month check up yesterday. The problem is our baby seems unable to sleep for more than an hour if she isn't being held in my wife's arms and have her breast nipple in her mouth. We have pumped some breast milk and tried to feed her that way and even fed her some bottles of formula. This seems to work better as far as sleep for our baby (and mom)but my wife feels that if she doesnt wake up adn at least pump breast milk every 2 hours then her production will decrease. My wife is crying often know since she feels worn out emotionally from the demand. I've tried to tell her to put the baby down next to us and just let her cry since we fed her well, burped her, her diaper has been changed, and she is fine when she is connected to her nipple. My wife can't last very long when the baby cries and picks her up. This is going to spiral out of control and I care so much for them both. What can I do???