So DS is 7 weeks now, and has been latched for what feels like every hour of all 7 weeks I've been looking forward to him nursing a bit faster/more efficiently and being able to put him down for a few minutes and have him happy when he's not at the breast. The last couple of days, he seems to have reached that point. Now I'm anxious because he's not at the breast all day!! Silly, I'm sure, but something my old pediatrician said is kind of haunting me: "He may be feeling satisfied, but you know your stomach can shrink and you can still feel full and not be getting enough to eat." Not sure if there's any truth to that, but it's been on my mind.
His fecal output is down, too; though I've read that that can happen around 6 or 7 weeks when there's no more colostrum in the milk. It's been cut drastically, though. From 8 or so a day to 4 or 5, and just over the last two days, too.
He doesn't seem to be in pain. Just the opposite. Happy and content. His poops still look the same, too: soft/runny, yellow, seedy. I'm trying to trust that he'll tell me when something is wrong. It's just a little disconcerting.
Mamma to: DD (02.2010) and DS (08.2011)
We cloth diaper and are new to baby-wearing.
Learning to trust my instincts and turn off my scientifically-trained brain!