I'm a first time poster to the forum. I'm a new mom, with a DD on 2/4. I'm worried that my little DD isn't getting enough milk. We had her weighed Friday and Monday and she hadn't gained any weight. We go in again on Friday and see if things have improved. In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out what I can do better. I need help!!!
1. Does anyone else constantly need to WAKE your baby to nurse?? I see a lot of posts about their babies being demanding. My little peanut is just the opposite. I try to feed every 2 - 2 1/2 hours during the day, but if I didn't wake her, I'm sure I could easily go a lot longer. Is this a sign of not getting enough milk??
2. Also, I think I may have OALD. I can't get my baby to nurse for more than 10-15 minutes...she makes a lot of sucking sounds. And she never makes it to the other breast. I'm going to try pumping (I dunno, maybe an oz?) before feeding to see if this helps. Any other suggestions?
3. Also, how would I know when my baby drains a breast and I should switch sides?
Any help is REALLY appreciated. I'm scared I'm not doing this right