Ok so I have been only breastfeeding today...my poor baby hasn't fallen asleep like he usually does...he has been working much harder at nursing and it takes him a long time and switching about 4 or 5 times for him to get sleepy -probably from all the work. I feel like he may be vetting a little more breastmilk from eating this way since he is demanding more strongly and alternating so muc and stimulating more let downs. I have had him on every other hour for about an hour each time. I have been seeing wet diapers though they aren't as saturated as much as usual-maybe one pee compared to three in just 2 hours.
I have spent all day doing this. My baby is very hungry and we just had a feeding. I really want to supplement but I'll hold off until his last feeding of the day.
Honestly I never thought to keep switching sides to stimulate more letdowns. I usually have to keep my focus on getting him to down his supplement so he gets all his food and he gets so angry and tired out because he doesn't like the type or how I supplement.
I ordered another kind of bottle with nipples that are more wide mouthed so we will see if I can get him to start taking a supplement via bottle after breastfeeding. This will be the 4 th bottle nipples type I have tried on him.
I hope this works.e