A friend referred me to this site so I thought I'd post a few questions I have. Thanks in advance for any advice you all have.
My son is four weeks old and has been doing very well with breastfeeding.
1) I started out feeding off both breasts per feeding but then switched to one breast per feeding at around 2 weeks. I then developed a clogged milk duct and went back to feeding off both breasts and didn't go back to one per feeding. Does it matter if you do one vs. two breasts per feeding?
2) When do you know if your baby is gaining too much weight? My son weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. at birth, 7 lbs 4 oz. when we left the hospital and 7 lbs, 14 oz. (at doctor's office) at 5 days old. We've weighed him at home twice and the last time he weighed 10 lbs., 3 oz.. That was probably last Sunday when he was 3 weeks and 4 days old.
3) How do you know if you have an oversupply of milk?
4) How do you know if your baby is getting the right amount of Hind vs. Fore milk? Is there something about the color of the baby's poop?