5 day old, engorged + 2.5 year old nursling HELP!
I need help, I have a 5 day old DD who is a champ at the breast, she poops and pees great so I know she's getting enough. I had her via ceasarean b/c she was breech, but latched and fed right away. She is also a champ sleeper, something my first was not so in a way i'm thankful, but also becoming a little nervous b/c I am engorged. I've learned theres no waking her to feed, she's clear that she'll eat when SHE'S ready At night is the longest stretches, 4 hours, she sleeps w/ me maybe 1/2 the time.
Here's the monkey wrench, I have a 2.5 year old who never stopped nursing despite me loosing milk around 20 weeks, I truly didn't mind as I welcomed doing double for his nutritional development, + he needs the comfort. So from beginning he's been on the breast too getting the milk and I thought it would be helping my engorgement not contributing???
Any advice, input wisdom? I don't want to pump to add an additional output, but don't want to get into trouble with the hard full breasts
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Momma to Gordie Oshkay born 1/6/11.
He's a love monkey who loves & eats big!
We EBF, cloth diaper, and do lots of baby wearing as he loves being close to momma!