On Sunday, I went to meet with the LLL leader here in town for a latch check. She made some adjustments and I'm trying to get used to the new way of doing it. Mainly, she reassured me that all the fussiness was not because I was breastfeeding wrong. I really needed that confidence boost.
But it still didn't help. Monday morning was another awful feeding and as I wiped tears from my eyes afterwards, I went out to check the mail and there was an Enfamil sample on my doorstep. Well played, Enfamil. Do you have spies in my neighborhood, waiting until I am most vulnerable to give me this sample?
So we went to the pediatrician on Tuesday and it was determined Alex has reflux. That's why he's been acting like he's in so much pain - because he has baby heartburn. So we put him on baby Zantac and I think it might already be helping a little bit. Breastfeeding is definitely going better already.
So within 48 hours I went from desperately wanting to quit to enjoying it again. Crazy.
Also, he's up to 8lb, 1oz!! We took him home at 5lb, 7oz so I'm quite proud. He is six weeks old.