Breastfeeding problems, so frustrated!
My son is 5 days old. About 2 days ago my milk came in and now he can't or won't latch. Before that he had a great latch no issues at all. Idk what I am doing wrong here, I thought maybe it was because my breasts are so unbelievably engorged right now he can't get a grip, but even after pumping some first he'll suck two or three times and then just quit. So I'm pumping every 2-3 hours which is exhausting because I'm currently using a handpump since my electric still hasn't gotten here. And an hour after I pump they're full again. I'm seriously ready to give up. He needs to eat so I'm not going to do the "wait till he's hungry enough" crap. But at the same time I'm afraid he's not going to want the breast at all if I have to keep using bottles. Do you ladies have any suggestions as to what I can do to help her latch again, because I am so exhausted and frustrated right now I'm about to melt down.
*EDIT * - Ladies I just wanted to say thank you so much for the responses. I hadn't even thought of a nipple shield. I went right out and got one and next time he needed to eat used it. He refused at first, it took about 15 minutes but I let gym do his thing and all of a sudden he latched! We got 20 good minutes of nursing and again a few minutes ago! My boobs are still horribly swollen and I'm still crying but I'm crying happy tears now and I'm considerably less rumpled in spirit!