I'm worried that my 7 week old isn't getting any hind milk. I wrote a few weeks back about my son squirming and pulling off the breast. Well, I think I've figured out that what's happening is as soon as the initial flow slows down he gets frustrated. I know the milk is flowing quickly because he'll do pretty much one jaw movement and then a swallow for about 3-5 minutes. Then when I see he's doing more jaw movement before a swallow, it's not long before he starts complaining. So then I switch him to the other breast and he's content again for a while. It's like he doesn't have the patience to keep working once it's not easy anymore. I looked at the Kellymom site and saw this statement:
As a particular feeding progresses, fat content increases, milk volume and flow decrease, and milk synthesis speeds up. Because every baby varies in the amount of time it takes him to receive his fill of the higher-fat milk at the end of the feeding, it is important not to switch breasts while baby is actively nursing.
This seems to confirm that he's not going long enough to get the good, fatty stuff. And I know my breast isn't empty because after he yanks off, I can give it a little squeeze and milk still comes out. It even squirts out sometimes, not just a dribble.
He's gaining weight okay, but he's hungry every hour and a half or less so I'm thinking that might be another sign that he's not getting the rich stuff. Any advice for a way to keep him working at it longer or feeling that maybe he is getting hind milk?