My DS is 3 days old today, my milk has officially started coming in as well as the wonderful process of engorgement. Things have been going well I think so far but he is constantly wanting to feed. When he is not sleeping he wants to be at the breast, which I'm okay with because I just want to be successful this time and I want to avoid the seriously painful engorgement I had with my daughter.
One of the issues I have is that he will latch on great, nurse away for 5-10 minutes but fall asleep at the breast. He still sucks and I can tell he is swallowing even though it can be pretty lazily. I'm pretty sure he is getting enough because he's had at least 5 wet diapers today and 3 poopy diapers. He seems to eat once every hour, when he is not having a good sleeping stretch.
Another thing I have noticed is that milk seems to be "flowing" easier from my right breast. Nursing is also much more comfortable for me on that side as well. When he is feeding from my left breast, my right one leaks, but when he is feeding from my right breast my left one does not. I've tried to hand express from the left breast and not much comes out compared to my right. I'm worried there may be some sort of issue there, but I realize that since it's the first day of my milk coming in a lot of regulating needs to happen so I'm just wondering if it's normal.
Lastly, I'm concerned about the whole "foremilk/hindmilk" thing. If DS does not nurse for very long how can I be sure he will be getting the good fatty milk he needs. I'm not sure if a 10 minute nurse will be long enough to get to the hindmilk.
I know it is still very new to both of us, but I just want to make sure I am doing all I can to give my baby the best.