My LO is starting his 4th week today.
sorry for no caps - baby just woke up and am typing one handed
already this site has helped me overcome so many issues.
We had latching trouble (we are still working on this) and today overcame engorgement of the right breast.
Just a few questions....
1) he sometimes has mucusy milky bubbles at his mouth. usually upon waking. should i be concerned? he doesn't have a fever.
2) he's been doing this weird thing where he'll pull off after a while and then gum my breast like a fish but not re-latch. he'll do this for about a minute, over and over again and then aggressively re-latch himself. Sometimes will suck really hard and then pull off really fast. is he playing? after a few minutes he stops and acts a little annoyed so i switch sides. then he latches right on and drinks away happily.
3) if he is content and full with one breast, may i pump the other to freeze the milk? Or will this cause an over abundance in milk? (i pump when he doesn't wake up after two hours to allow dad to participate in feedings. Got started because the pediatricians were freaking me out during the first week by telling me that i was going to run out of milk and he was going to loose too much weight)
4) if my milk looks thin (when i pump) , how do i know if it is an imbalance or if my milk just has more water in it due to me drinking alot of water?
that's it for now.....