VV, how are you and Q doing? If you're doing well baby visits, when do you have a weight check? We went to a LC who did the scale trick and I was concerned about low supply and it was really helpful. Because of Lyle's "breastfeeding jaundice" I was super concerned about diapers and everything. I hope it straightens out soon and you get some good reassurance and support.
eleuthia, where did I just read about tongue training? Was it on this thread or the other one in our DDC. Could that help Calder? I love his name, by the way. There's a great series of YA mystery books, Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, and the Calder Game that have a cool kid named Calder in them. :)
Sol, five days! I think I might've been four, and with the jaundice that was a bad combo. :( I felt like everyone was pressuring me, asking me if it had come, when he last ate, ugh. So glad we're past all that now!
monkey, glad things are going better after a rough start! Although from this thread, I think I've learned that "rough start" is pretty much "normal start" and everyone has issues. Yeah the cluster feeding/fussiness seems super common! It is good to know we're all going through this together.
mtngirl, I felt the same way you do, but I have since nursed him through some times when I thought I was "empty" and I did indeed get another letdown. It's so hard to feel confident! This article about cluster feeding and some of the resources at the bottom really helped me:
as for us, we're still doing well, dealing with a fussy evening about once every other night or so. I have some concerns like no fridge/freezer stash, a little engorgement (I think, it's just some achiness after he's not fed for several hours. I really don't know. People say their boobs get "hard" and i've never felt that, I wonder if my huge ones ever would. ;) I also got some of that mother's milk tea but haven't tried it yet. Have tried eating more oatmeal. Since I'm a little achy I'm sort of scared to try the tea now. Any experienced moms, is some mild breast achiness normal? It seems like I can't sleep on my side as comfortably anymore. This started after one period of engorgement, I'm hoping it's not a sign of any problems.
I was looking at my insane nursing log (We use the Baby ESP android app) and it has a nice scheduling feature. I was trying to figure out the best time to add a pumping session. I had settled on two p.m., since that has been between feeds for several days. Guess who wanted to eat at 2 today?