it seems like wy forgot how to nurse overnight.
Today was ok. Tonight has not been ok.
From 6-10 he nursed each hour (normal for a 6.5week old), then he nursed some more and barfed everywhere - he sometimes projectiile vomits if he gets over full. There was a lot of screaming from 10-3. He doesn't normally cry inconsolably, we haven't ever had a night like tonight. Nothing I did helped. Every time I lay down with him he starts screaming again. Finally he farted a lot and had a pee and a poop and ate some more and is sleeping in my lap. I think I may just sleep sitting up.
My nipples are killing me. It feels like I'm trying to BF a cheese grater. they hurt when he's eating and they hurt now that he isn't. They're also red/very pink but I don't know if that's from 'over use' or if I'm dealing with thrush. Tonight he's been thrashing his head around with the nipple still clamped into his mouth - previously when he'd do this he was trying to get away from the let down, but tonight he's been doing it and things are not spraying everywhere (If I didn't know better I might think my milk was drying up, yesterday I was spraying everywhere today I'm not). Maybe he is frustrated that milk isnt coming as fast as usual? His latch also went to crap tonight - I've been ending up with a lipstick shaped nipple at the end of each feeding which is contributing to my pain (I know that it is related to poor latch, we'd dealt with it before but it had only been happening occasionally lately).
I'm not sure what is going on. I'm frustrated and exhausted. I am supposed to see the mw at 9am to have an IUD inserted and am worried about it. not sure if he's feeling my anxiety. I drank a big glass of milk around 8p and this business started by 10p, not sure if they are related.
help! I don't expect anyone to have answers but I need a hug or a pat on the back. things were going ok and suddenly just went to pot.