I'm a FTM with 1 month old son. We EBF on demand and he's gaining weight nicely since his birth. It's no surprise, really, since he feeds so frequently these days. And that's my problem. I'm not sure we're doing it right.
He has a mild case of tongue-tie. So mild, in fact, that the pediatrician he saw at the hospital after birth did not consider him to be tongue-tied at all. The NP at our regular pediatrician's office pointed it out. I myself also have a case of tongue-tie, and self-weaned from breastfeeding at 6 months old. I don't want that to happen to my babe!
Most days, he wants to feed every 1 to 1.5 hours. At night, usually around 2 to 2.5 hours, 3 on occasion. I have no problem with supply - if anything, I have oversupply issues, but I suspect it's because he's not really feeding efficiently enough. He seems to latch on fine at first but he never feeds very long. He either releases and doesn't want to latch on again, or he falls asleep. In an effort to make sure he's getting foremilk and hindmilk, I'm using the block feeding method right now. (We started this because his poop was always green and now it's usually yellow-orangey so I think that's helping.)
I'm not experiencing pain during nursing, squashed nipples, or anything like that. We usually nurse in side-lying position. I am petite with a very big bust (J cup) so it's the only position I've found that is even remotely comfortable.
Given all of the above... how concerned should I be about whether we're getting a deep enough latch? What about the tongue-tie? I'm planning to go to a La Leche meeting but the next one in my area is over a week away, so I was hoping for some quick advice here. DS and I are both frustrated and looking for a solution.