It does sound like colic. He probably needs to eat and then keeps wanting the breast as comfort. Unfortunately, your body doesn't distinguish and will keep producing until he is done at the breast, whether he is hungry or not. Rest assured, colic will eventually disappear. Until then, as the mother of a baby who was extremely colicky, my heart goes out to you.View Thread
These bowel movements are not a problem. They are actually perfectly normal for babies being fed breastmilk. They will be almost a mustard colour and watery...may appear as though there are little 'seeds' or 'pellets' in it. Breastfed babies will also have more frequent bowel movements than formula fed ones. You can pretty much expect a bowel movement after each feeding for the first month or so.View Thread
It is sad when we have to give up breastfeeding before we're ready. That being said, it may not be too late to get the latch back.
When you are bottle feeding start with your daughter close in, cuddled against your bared breast. And bottle feed her so she does not get upset. Reacquaint her with the feel of 'skin to skin' contact during feeding. Switch the breast she is cuddled against, just as you would with actual nursing.
After a few days of doing this, feed the first ounce or two from the bottle, so she isn't so hungry. Take her off the bottle and burp her and then offer the breast. If she balks, feed a few more ounces and try again. Gentle persistence is the key. Gently enough that neither one of you needs to get upset, but consistently enough that you both may end up where you want to be.
There is debate on which nipple texture, shape, flow, etc. is best to reduce nipple confusion, so take what you read as guideline and go with your instincts as you know your daughter best.
In the end, you're absolutely right, though. Feeding doesn't need to be traumatic for either one of you. You are still feeding breastmilk, which is the best thing to give your daughter and bonding can still take place with a bottle if latching at the breast proves too stressful for all involved.
Good luck to you both and I wish you success in re-establishing the latch.View Thread