I have a few questions on bf. Wondering whether someone can help me to sort out the problems.
1. My bb feed at 10am for 30min. I carry him a little, he fall asleep. Then I put him down, within 10-15minutes, he’ll wake up again looking for the breast. Is he hungry already? Sometime if I carry him for a while, he’ll fall asleep in my arm even though I dint put him to breast. If I put him down, he’ll start crying again. Sometime I put him to breast & he just suck for 5min & fall asleep again. Is it mean that he just want comfort? Or he really needed to be fed? Would carrying divert his need for feeding? Sometime carry him can make him sleep very very long without feeding.
2. I do not know there is such things call growth spurt until I found out about this website. My bb is day 25 today. I was struggering during my 3rd week as suddenly my bb feed every 1 to 1.5 hourly. I thought my milk supply drop & almost wanted to supply him with formula but luckily I didn’t. He’s now still nurse every 1.5 hourly. Wondering when will he get back to normal?
3. Towards evening, my bb suddenly bf very frequent. Almost non-stop for few hours. Then if I m lucky he’ll fall asleep for 2-3 hours after that. Once he wakes up, he’ll feed non-stop also (which mean he feed on one side calmly for few minutes only, then refuse/cry/pull away the nipple. Then I put him on the other side, he did the same. Then I had to change side again). Sometime lasted 2-3 hours & he doesn’t look like he’s satisfied. I m worry whether my supply is meeting his demand?
4. I try to pump out a bit of breastmilk after each feed (heard that this will increase the supply) & pump at the time where my bb suppose to be fed (he used to fed 1.5hourly. sometime he slept a bit longer) Usually I’ll get very little total 10-15ml from both side. Wondering whether my bb will still get enough supply just 10-15minutes after the pumping? (sometime he wakes up right after my pumping session or when I m still pumping) I m afraid not enough milk for bb right after pumping, therefore sometime i dont dare to express too much.