hi kate, i'm the mum with the 5-min baby... i know you've said, watch the baby, not the clock.
question: i usu experience a tingly senstation about 15 to 30 sec after ds starts nursing and his suck changes to longer slower ones. with this letdown, does this mean he's getting to the hindmilk already?
i'm concerned about whether he's getting hindmilk becos of his low weight gain(which we discussed previously). becos i keep meticulous records of his feeding, i noticed he started his 5 min thingy (used to be 10/15 min) after his third month and that's when his weight started slowing down dramatically. i mean, putting on less than 2lbs (about 800g) from 4 to 6 mos?
how do i increase the duration of each feed and to get him to feed from both sides? fyi, still pooping 3 to 4 times a day (usu 1 big one in the morning and smaller ones throughout the day), and wetting about 4 to 5 cloth nappies.