Yesterday, 03:31 PM
Hi, there! This is my first post, & I hope I'm doing this right..
I'm a first time mom to an 11 day old. So far, he has been predominantly breastfed, but I have had his father feed him a bottle of expressed milk a few times when we've had company over. (No formula)
1) My son has developed "little boobs" in the last day or so. When I googled it, many people say this is caused by hormones in my milk, it's common, & will subside after some time. Is this true?
2) Nursing is inconsistent. I realize that as a newborn, he is trying to get the hang of breastfeeding just like I am. Sometimes, he will nurse 30 min on each side and be content for a couple hours. Other times, he'll "cluster feed" an hour apart several times in a row, feeding as little as 5 or 10 minutes, and only on one side. It seems like it may be for comfort sometimes.. he will fuss and cry, frantically trying to get to my nipple. Then, as soon as he's there, he sucks for a few minutes, and becomes drowsy. His pediatrician said this is "normal."
*Note: My son is meeting or surpassing the diaper guidelines. His urine is pale yellow and stools are typical as well.
3) My son sleeps much of the time whilst nursing. Even if I take him off and have him relatch, he will fall asleep again. He sucks pretty continuously, with only short pauses. Is this acceptable?
I'm just amazed at how much he can consume! His stomach is only supposed to be the size of a ping pong ball at this age. There have been times...