Thanks I'll bring my husband over right away!Something to keep in mind: Bottle feeding and digesting formula is just exhausting to a tiny baby. In my opinion, that's why they seem more "satisfied" after a bottle. They are tired. Breastfed babies need a little less sleep, are more alert, etc. So yeah, he's going to be a bit more demanding right now when getting your milk. I leaked like crazy right after my milk came in and it took several weeks for the supply to even out. Then I didn't leak so much.
I knew a baby who only pooped on Tuesdays. It was almost creepy. It wasn't ALWAYS Tuesdays, but it was always about 7 days apart. So Tuesdays became a mandatory bath day.
18 months is not an easy age either! You've got a lot on your plate. Your dear husband really should have known this would be stressful with or without formula. Second borns get sick more often and breastfeeding will help prevent and shorten illnesses. And no bottles to wash. Trust me, bottle or not, your situation is not going to be easy. Doable, but NOT easy. I'm sure that both babies are a real blessing to you and they will be great playmates in the future. When they are two and three, they will be less work because they will have each other. But still, gosh, I just want to send you an extra hour for a bubble bath all by yourself.
You seem like a wonderful mother. Be patient with yourself and your family and hang in there. Everything your baby is doing sounds perfectly normal for his age. Your mother sounds normal for her age too.
Dad, on the other hand.. Well you're right; the husband's support makes all the difference in the world in the beginning. Bring him over here.. let me talk to him...