Hi everyone, I just had my baby about 2 weeks ago and always wanted to breastfeed him. He's my first so I think that's part of the reason I am struggling so much as I don't have any practice at this.
So he was crying non stop one night and had to take him to urgent care and found out that nothings wrong he's just really hungry. So they gave him abit of formula. And that settled him. So after alot of thinking I decided to top up with bottle and mainly breastfeed. He's has got better at latching on but still not there and I am still learning. But it's all so hard and stressful. Is it normal not to have any sleep. And baby to fuss nearly every hour for breastfeed. I feel like I can't put him down for even a hour to get anything else done. My back also aches from the constant picking up and holding him at my boob. I give him formula twice in 24hrs so that I can get some sleep and so I know he's definitely got something in his tummy.
Has anyone else suffered from literally no sleep day or night during the newborn stage. Or is it something to do with him being hungry even after sucking at my breast for 20 mins or more at times. But can sleep mainly after I give him formula.