I have a question about the quality of my milk that you ladies might be able to help me with.
I read the sticky about fore milk and hind milk, and I understand that there really is no distinction and that the fat content of the milk changes constantly throughout a nursing session. But I am concerned that my milk does not have enough fat content, based on what my expressed milk looks like.
After my expressed milk has separated (storing in the fridge, and I notice the separation the day after pumping it), the thick fatty layer is much, much smaller than the thin, watery layer. It's usually about a third the size of the watery layer.
Is this normal, or does that seem like too little of the thick, fatty layer? If so, is there anything I can do to increase the fat content of my milk (i.e. correct the fore milk/hind milk imbalance, if such things were really definable)? My little guy's weight gain has been acceptable, but only barely, and his bowel movements are always liquidy, though they are appropriately yellow and seedy.