Hi ladies. This is my first post since my
DS1 weaned a couple years ago. I now have a brand new 13 day old baby girl. I am
Having to relearn a few things about breast feeding. I am literally typing thru tears right now bc I fear that I have dried up. I nursed ds1 very successfully for 15 months, even after returning to work I pumped and still continued to BF for all that time. Well I thought since i was so successful the first time around that i would know what I was doing this time around as well. When I have birth to DD almost 2 weeks ago she latched on immediately the first time we nursed. The lactation nurse came by, asked if we had any questions, and left. She is the same nurse that taught me how to BF DS1. Well, in the back of my mind I have questioned DD's latch. I didn't really think much of it though bc she has lots of wet diapers and seems to swallow plenty of milk. This morning was the first time I woke up and my boobs weren't full and hurting. They felt soft, just like regular boobs. And although DD has had plenty of wet diapers today she isn't acting satisfied. Cluster feeding all.day. Long.
Here's my question, if she has had an improper latch since birth, almost two weeks now, would this cause me to dry up literally over night? I just have her a
Bottle of thawed BM cried while feeding her. Also, Is it necessary to pump if I have regular supply? I know I should pump now since I feel I'm having supply issues but do I need to pump if things were going as planned? I'm so scared that I've dried up. The though of formula feeding DD is making me sick to my stomach.... Please tell me it's going to be ok?