Day 2: latching day and night sitting up (of which the technique was later discovered to be incorrect). Darling was perpetually unsatisfied.
Day 3: formula introduced as darling’s hunger can never be satisfied. Mummy vigorously hand expresses to reduce reliance on formula to frustrating results.
Day 4: stress levels peaks
Day 5: uncovering of latching problem by lactation consultant. Latching day and night with improved technique albeit sitting up. Darling finally satisfied. Relief achieved.
Day 6: latching day and night with improved technique.
Day 7: latching day and night. Partial formula substitute, i.e. no breastfeeding, during the night. Relief achieved.
Day 8: experimented breastfeeding our darling lying down. Less strenuous for mummy without a doubt. Relief achieved.
Day 9: relief achieved
Day 10: latching and pumping in the day. Generally 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep at night from 0000hrs to 0800hrs.
Day 11: latching and pumping in the day. Reduce uninterrupted sleep to 6 hours generally from 0000hrs to 0600hrs. No latching from 0600hrs to 0800hrs, only pumping to relieve breast swelling.