I'm a first time breastfeeding Mother and of course have some worrys.
Any ways, my daughter was born jaundice so this started the breast feeding off a little hard. They had me supplmenting with formula after each feeding and immediately started us on the nipple shield. The lactation consultant at my hospital never showed me how to properly latch her on until our last appointment with her. It was basically she handed me the nipple shield and said 'use this'. Were still weaning off of the nipple shield.
Any how, coming down to what is concerning me. Up until a few days ago she was getting all of the stool diaper counts she needed every day for me to feel comfortable. She then went 2 days with out any, the third day I was going to take her to the ER (because our pediatricians office never answers their phone or returns calls), but she ended up having a very LARGE and explosive diaper. She has now again, gone today without any diapers with stools. She is however getting all of her wet diaper counts plus more.
Now I know, many will say change pediatricians, but I cant. Were a military family and were assigned a pediatricians office in our hospital. I can't change because of insurance, if I get different insurance, we wont be able to use the one that fully covers us now. Complicated. As of right now, we are feeding on demand, this is usually every 3 hours during the day (though were going through a growth spurt so we've hit about a 4-5 hour period where she'll eat for 15 minutes about every 15 mins to a 1/2 hour) and at night she eats every 4-5 hours (I cant get her to eat every 3 hours at night, she falls asleep).