First time poster - hello all.
I had my first child 3 weeks ago, and have been breastfeeding pretty successfully. I don't feel a "let down", never have, so I always just assume everything's working properly. He seems to swallow air, because I can hear him gulping and it doesnt sound like a liquid gulp.
He has pooped once in the past 7 days, which was a colossal diaper fill, he's very gassy with very very smelly farts, and in the past couple of days he's cried more than he has since he's been born. I am trying to be as patient as I can be, but I'm starting to wonder if it's a problem with the way I breastfeed (I'm very large-breasted and typically use the same feeding position) or if it's my diet, or the frequency, or what... I'm starting to feel very confused and am almost thinking it's time to start pumping, and maybe daddy feeding him a bottle with my milk will make things better. I don't want to give up, but I am running out of steam.
New Momma B