I'll go first:
Donovan has been eating like a champ. Usually at night and the afternoons he'll go three hours inbetween feedings. But in the mornings and evenings he has these stretches where he'll go between 2 hours to 6 hours of nonstop eating. I know it's not a supply issue as he's making tons of pee and poop diapers. Plus he gained his birth weight back by day 10. (we're on day 16 now) My midwife seems concerned about the long nursing sessions, and had me do a phone consultation with a lactation consultant. She thought it might be a gut issue and reccommended gripe water and probiotics.
The other issues We've been having is that Donovan has little yeasty patches under his armpits that we've treated with diluted vinegar. (They're getting better.) Also, he has been very gassy and has hiccups a lot. Additionally, When he does these longer feedings, he gets really fussy and pops on and off the breast. Finally his poops are staining the diapers yellow, but the actual piles are more golden brown. (sorry if tmi..) The midwife seemed more concerned about the color of his poops than the LC though.
So, of course, since both my midwife and this acclaimed LC both seemed concerened I've been googling like mad. I've found everything from this being completely normal, to signs of internal yeast infection, to possible foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. I've been feeding Donovan on one breast for each feeding, but have been thinking about going to one breast for two feedings before switching. I don't want to ruin my supply though so I'm reluctant.
What do you guys think about all of this? Am I worrying myself over nothing, or does this seem like something I should be concerned about? TIA