Yes, I meant LLL leader. I scheduled an appointment with a IBCLC at the hospital tomorrow. Hopefully she can help. Baby seems to be doing great. She is pooping more frequently and peeing. Still not exactly where she needs to be, but we are getting there.
My baby is a sleepy baby. She does not wake up on her own to feed. Is this normal? She does wake up in the middle of the night, but during the day she will go long stretches 3 hours without waking up. I'm trying to keep her on a 'schedule' somewhat so that my milk supply is plentiful. Do I wake her up every hour or let her sleep. I've noticed if I do wake her up she isn't very responsive at the breast. She doesn't suck long or hard and just falls asleep. I do all the 'tricks' to keep her awake. If I wait until she wakes up on her own she nurses very well and stays at the breast longer. I'm usually having to switch feed.
Also, my left breast seems to make less milk than my right. She seems to gulp more with the right one than the left one. Should I always start her on the left breast to encourage more supply in that breast when feeding or follow the feed one side, switch to other side and at next feed start on the side she ended on?
Thank you so much for answering my questions. This is my fourth baby, but I haven't nursed for 8 years. I feel like I'm a first time mom.