Hey there. I have a three week old little wonderful girl. Breastfeeding has been going well, I think (I just never know!). She was born at 8#, left the hospital at 7#7oz and at her two week checkup weighed 9#6oz. So I guess it is going well?
My concerns are that she is a VERY heavy sleeper during the day. Like won't wake up for anything. I strip her down at each feeding (that I had to initiate) and burp her 6 or 7 minutes in because she spits up and then she's passed back out and won't take either breast! And I do change her diaper during this time--still nothing. She will usually sleep until the next feeding (I'm doing three hours during the day and 2.5 in the evenings). She doesn't mess around at the breast, even though she's sleeping she is definitely eating. I feel like the cold washcloth thing is torturous? Im worried that this eat for a few minutes at a time is zapping my supply?
Then at night, the girl who demands nothing during the day is up every 1.5 to 3 hours to feed and sometimes wants to hang out. I dont have to torture her to open her eyes, she opens them voluntarily! I know the rules about feed, change, and back to bed, which usually works, but then she's back up. How can I get her demand up for the day? Should I worry about it this soon? Im just worried about my supply mostly (and a little about her mixed up days and nights) and Ive read her that my supply will match her demand, but like I said, there isnt much of a demand. And she has one large poop a day and then several smaller ones throughout the day and pees plenty. So...I dunno
Bfeeding is just new to me...I EP'ed with my last daughter so this is totally new to me. And these five minute feedings are really messing with me. We were doing an hour at a time and she would take both, so these short snacks are new the last three days or so. My tatas are all dressed up with nowhere to go lol. Thanks in advance for any advice/encouragement.