December 2nd, 2016, 03:37 PM
Ufff. It is very hard to get it out of my head the whole hindmilk and foremilk when all the reliable sources like Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and Kellymom and other sites talk about this. Anyway, I am reviewing WAB now... It´s not really clear, or at least not to me. Although I am starting to wonder about the too much foremilk at once (this is OALD, right?), which is something it mentions. Lately, she pops off the breast alot and has alot of spitup. I suppose I could try expressing before feeding her, but honestly, I am not good at recognizing hunger cues even though objectively I know what they are. Plus, I really have to work to pump. Meaning it takes me a awhile to get positioned right before the milk flows, which is wasted time when she is hungry.
This breastfeeding thing is hard!!!! I really had no idea. I really believed the whole "it´s the most natural thing in the world" and would be easy. One almost needs a degree to breastfeed. Hahaha! Thank goodness these forums are here to help sift through all the information!
WRT returning to work, I am lucky, I will go back only part time for awhile, I live literally two blocks from my office and my husband is the owner so I can pretty much do I want. I think I get overly protective of my supply because the first few weeks of BF were hard because my daughter lost weight for more than the first few days and so the pediatricians wanted me to give her formula to "catch up" and my husband was pressuring me to give her...