Today, 01:25 AM
I am 5 days in with baby number 2. I have IGT, or hypoplasia, and am monitoring things very closely. I was unable to EBF my first son and did tons of research to improve my chances this time around. I am really excited to say after lots of hard work, gross lactenogenic foods and galactagogues I have been preparing a and taking for a better lactation experience, that I have become engorged to the point where it feels I have much more breast glands and a greater potential to possibly EBF.
Now, however, that my milk has come in my son is exhausted from the feedings and just seems to want to sleep. He can't even drain one breast and I am very concerned he won't remove enough milk to keep my supply as high as possible. I want to drain as much milk as possible and establish the highest amount of prolactin receptors that I can and I was wondering how to get this supply out. I know I could pump, but I thought there may be something else I could do to try to keep him awake...though I think he may just be too full. The hospital. Grade pump rental place will be open Tuesday.
On another note, I am concerned about his bowel movements...he didn't poop at all yesterday, but th e day before he had one massive lighter brown stool. His wet diapers are about 6 a day now. I watch him transfer a lot of milk now, and I don't know why he hasn't been pooping. Could this also be why he is so tired ?
Trying to get the max lactation capability possible is my goal right now, hope someone has...