I have a million questions and I'm in need of some help!
My DD is almost 4 months now and is exclusively breast fed. In the past 24 hours we have noticed that she has been increasingly fussy. She also has stiff legs, and doesn't want to be held any way except in football hold.
She hasn't had a BM in a week. I called the local health nurse this evening and she said that it sounds like my DD is getting too much foremilk and not enough hind milk. She only nurses about 5 mins on each side, I can't tell if she is "draining" each breast, she has been nursing this way for almost a month, I just assumed she was becoming more efficient.
This seemed to be working, she was a happy content baby who had excellent sleeping patterns up to yesterday. Last night she was up every hour wanting to nurse.
I feel like the worst mother in the world for letting her "snack" on each side instead of feeding on each side.
I am worried that because I have been nursing this way for at least a month that my milk supply has diminished and she won't new able to get a good supply of hind milk.
Thanks for any advice and sorry for the ramble - I'm feeling a bit emotional