Hi, I am a first time mum and need HELP on these questions. Please advise as I am quite lost!
When my baby (20 days old) is on my left breast especially, he sometimes tugs at it aggressively, all the while making grunting and growling noises, like a little lion! I don't know if he does that when he has emptied that breast and wasn't getting enough?? When I squeeze on it, milk still comes out, but maybe not as much.
And, how do I know when the baby is getting enough fore/hind milk? My husband read somewhere that when the poo is bright yellow, baby is getting enough hind milk, and when it is slightly greenish, baby is getting too much fore milk. Is that really true? Because no matter how long I let him feed on each breast, that doesn't seem to have any bearings on the colour of his poo. HELP!!!
How long does it take before the hindmilk comes in? And how do I know if the breast has been emptied??? He usually falls asleep after about 20 minutes on one breast, and sometimes he awakens 10 minutes later to feed again. Should I offer him the same breast or switch?
I have been having sore breasts and sore nipples because of his aggressive tugging and pulling, and also because I try to let him empty one breast at a time, but don't know if I am letting him latch on too long on each breast.