Ok so I met with the lactation nurse when we went back for Jaxons biliruben check again. My nipples have sore and I noticed a white film on them this morning so I wanted to make sure they weren't infected. He's latching on properly, but he eats so much and his suction is so hard that it's causing the sores. She gave me a nipple sheild to use until they heal and then to try without the sheild again. He's been wanting to eat nearly every hour for anywhere between 10-30 minutes a time. The nurse said generally you can't overfeed a breastfed baby but he's eating too much. He's been gaining as much as 5oz a day. His discharge weight on the 4th was 8lb 10 oz and he's gone up a full pound since then. She told me to try to space the feeding to every two to two and a half hours instead of every hour but to let him eat how much he wants during the feeding. She wants me to do two feeding on the same side to try to get my milk supply down a bit because she thinks that my let down is so significant that he gets a lot in the beginning and now he's used to a full belly so that's why he's eating all the time. She also said that as much as she's against pacifiers she would recommend one for us cuz he is ALWAYS sucking and my milk supply does not need to be increased at all. We aren't going to use the pacifier unless we have to, but we have it if we do. Anyway, I'm kinda outta it so I don't really know if I said everything I wanted or not, but just wanted to share.
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