Re: Switching breasts
The behavior your describe makes me think that your baby is telling you that she is done with the first breast, and ready for the second breast. Often when the baby has emptied the first breast way down, the flow slows down. At that point, baby may cue to be moved to the second breast.
Of course, this is just one possibility! Babies fuss at the breast for all sorts of reasons (they want a faster flow, they want a slower flow, they want to be burped, they are done, they are still hungry, they want to be in a diffent position, they want a new diaper, etc.). If switching doesn't improve things, then you work the issue from another direction.
The best way to judge hindmilk consumption is to watch your baby's diapers. If your baby's poops are generally yellow, then she's getting plenty of fat. The odd green or greenish poop is normal, but if your baby's poops are generally green or greenish you may need to troubleshoot.
One thing many moms don't realize is that there's really no such thing as "foremilk" and "hindmilk". There's just milk. When the feeding begins, the milk tends to be relatively more watery, refreshing, and rich in lactose. As the feeding progresses and the breast becomes more empty, the milk gradually becomes fattier. But there's no switch from foremilk to hindmilk- just a gradual progression from less creamy to more creamy.
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