I have been nursing my baby for about a month now, first with nipple shield, now without it. In the beginning of breastfeeding, my breasts always felt very full after 3 hours (almost hard). My baby seems to be gaining weight just fine but my breasts don't always feel full. Some days, they feel fuller than others, and even leak a bit but on other days, they are just very soft. When you breastfeed for a while, do your breasts just adjust to your baby's needs and always feel soft or should they always feel fuller before a feeding? Hope my question makes sense... Today, for e.g. they do feel a bit fuller and yesterday, my baby was kinda fussy and on the breast a lot. Is she nursing more to increase supply? This happened a few days ago, too, she spent one day nursing every 2 hours or more for short periods of time and the next few days, my breasts were back to being full and hard. They became soft again after a few days. I want to make sure I am not missing signs of my milk supply starting to decrease as I want to nurse my baby as long as possible and she is only 2 months old.
Also, the pediatrician said we could try to space out feedings with 4 hours between feedings but I'm afraid it will affect the milk supply. Any thought?