Have a 10 day old baby boy..
He seems very sleepy to me, and as of late has been sleeping 3 hours at a stretch. I have to wake him up in order to be fed. He will nurse 5 mins max, fall asleep, .. I try to wake him up, tickling, taking off clothes etc..nothing. My breasts are not emptying as they should.. One side is completley full, and painful.I pump out this unused side and so far have been discarding..
The used breast..what should I do? He wants to nurse sometimes right after his initial feeding, so i put him back on the first breast. I am now trying to get him to empty this breast so he can get the hindmilk..
The side that is not being used..should I leave as is? Should I pump out, or what? It feels engorged since he will not so far drink from both sides.. If i pump out, then he wants to come back and nurse, will I still ahve milk left in the breast?
He was born weighing 7lbs 6 oz, had an appt yesterday and he weighed 7lbs 4oz at 10 days old.. He will have a follow up next week, which will show if he is gaining enough ...
He has already pooped 3 diapers today,and I am talking pretty full diapers..peeing seems ok..though when i check his middle of night diaper, it seems dry.. He differs on a day to day basis..
I was not successful at nursing with my other children as I doubted my milk supply..I am deternmined to win here, and wnat to nurse at all costs..
Any insight would be much appreciated..
Thanks in advance
A doubtful Mom..