Re: How do I know when hindmilk is finished?
Welcome and congratulations on the new baby!
What you describe sounds frustrating, and could be related to insufficient hindmilk intake. But there are plenty of other equally good options to explain the behaviors you're seeing, including a growth spurt, reflux, fast letdown, an ear infection... Check out this link http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...e-nursing.html for more.
One thing that's really informative when it comes to hindmilk intake is poop color. A baby who is not getting enough hindmilk will produce all or mostly greenish watery poops. A baby who is getting sufficient hindmilk will produce all or mostly yellow stools.
Hang in there, Mama! We'll help you figure this out as best we can!
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