Hey girls--I have lots of questions, and of course, our LLL meeting isn't until the 2nd Thursday in August.
1--Ada Grace does NOT like to burp--but when she doesn't, especially at night, she will projectile vomit! I have changed the bed 3x in the middle of the night now--and am rapidly running out of sheets and confidence. Could this be reflux? Am I maybe eating something that she is sensitive to?
2--pumping--when do I start? how often should I pump? what effect will it have on my supply?? I have to go back to work in 8 weeks and am in NO WAY looking forward to it. Ada Grace has put herself on a schedule where she eats every 2-3 hours during the day, then takes a long nap in the afternoon, cluster feeds at night and then stops at 11, sleeps until about 4 OR 5, then wakes up to eat for about an hour, then back to sleep until about 9:30 or 10. This schedule will give me next to no opportunity to BF her once I return to work and I'm dreading that possibility.
3--engorgement--I have it, but only when I wake up in the morning, because she is sleeping for so long at night.
4--Is it normal for the baby to poop with every nursing session??
5--supply--is it normal for one side to produce a lot more than the other?? My left will leak to the point that my entire shirt is soaked on the left side, and I am only losing a few drops on the right. Also--the 2x I've pumped, my left gives me 2 oz, the right not even one. Is this normal??
Sorry for so many questions--but I wasn't successful w/my son, and I really want to be this time with Ada Grace. I appreciate all of your help and feedback!! I was feeling really confident when we were going to the doctor every 3 days--we go back tomorrow so I'll get to see how much she weighs again, but my confidence is wavering!!
Wife to Barney
Mommy to Justin Reed (6-19-04) and Ada Grace (7-7-06)