I don’t think Casey would like that.. hahah BUT i willl help you any way I can. <3 I know how stressful these first few weeks can be. I cried SO much. haha and was really close to giving up a few times, but really support and just trying to relax is the best thing for you.
Also, do a nurse-cation. Just lay naked in bed and do LOTS of skin to skin time will help a lot too. smelling the milk might help her wake up, also good for nipples to air out and heal. ;) hahaha
Its okay to give her a bottle of pumped milk. that was the ONLY way i could wake case up honestly. I pumped from day one up until 6-7 weeks.
I would nurse him, he would always fall asleep. i would pump and give him that bottle. I did it for a week or so straight? and then he finally started to wake up and FEEL hungry.
they get really tired after birth.. its hard on them, and sometimes theyre not as hungry as they should be, because they are so used to always having that stream of food.
None of those tricks worked for case at all. the only thing that helped was making him take a bottle and making him get hungry enough to wake up.
breastfeeding is hard. its a learning experience for everyone.
don’t give up.
dont stress yourself out. her belly is tiny, they don’t need a lot at this age. just keep trying, and if you have too pump some and give it to her.
<3 it’ll get better.