Hello. I'm breast feeding my second DD who is 10 days old and I have a few questions. First of all, I had heard from several different sources that it's a good idea just to feed off of one side at each feeding to insure that the baby gets the fatty hind milk. Now that I've done this, I'm worrying that she's not getting enough at each feeding (she does have lots of wet diapers during the day and at least three poopies). Is it too late to start offering both sides at each feeding? How long would it take my milk supply to adjust? Also, she spits up quite a bit. Does this mean I should stick with just one side per feeding and just try to feed more often?
This leads to my last question. She's a super-sleepy nurser. As soon as she latches, she starts to fall asleep. We usually get a couple minutes of good, active sucking and swallowing. After that it's more sporadic. I try stripping her down to the diaper, applying cool cloths, tickling, etc. but not much works. I've read a couples times that switching sides more often during a nursing session could help keep babies awake, but that seems like it would prevent her from getting the hind milk.
I would love to hear your thoughts on my issues. I feel like I'm constantly stressing about the spitting up or worrying that she isn't getting enough. I had these same issues with my first DD and she ended up gaining weight very, very slowly. I was hoping that things would be more smooth sailing this time, but it looks like my babies are very similar when it comes to breast feeding.