Morning! I am posting a question from our friend (and DCP) who had a son via c-section six days ago. She hasn't had time to set up an LLL account yet so asked if I would post her email for thoughts from other moms. This is her first time b'feeding. Please provide feedback and I will forward to her via email. Thank you!!
My breasts are still sore feeling if not gentle with them, hard to the touch. I pump every 2 to 3 hours no less or no more than 3 hours. At night Talon usually eats late about 11:30ish then once in the night and then in the early morning about 5ish or so. It's not a set schedule as you know that's hard to do with new borns but that seems to be more of what it's been. I always offer breast, both sides first, he still only takes a couple little good sucks
then he cries so then I will offer the bottle with formula. When I pump I
only get about 1/2 ounce or even less from each side. So not much at all.
It's cloudish white in color. I'm not sure my milk has fully let down.
What do you think? I haven't woken from a nap or night wet, and I haven't
felt a big let down from what I'm told it feels like. I hope Talon will
nurse more when my milk is fully in and flows better for him. If not I will
have to stick to pumping and putting it in bottle for him. Which I planned
on doing during the day but planned and hoped on him nursing from me other