Originally Posted by TesalynsMommy04
OK so how can I tell when he's getting the hindmilk? One of my nursing friends said that when I feel the tingly letdown sensation, that's the hindmilk. I get that after about 5 minutes of nursing, then he'll nurse for about 15-20 minutes a side. I know he's gaining weight cuz he gained 10 oz in a week between 1 and 2 weeks after he was born.... I'm sorry if I'm acting stupid about this whole thing, I've never breastfeed and been so committed to it before, my dd needed to be supplemented with formula and ended up preffering the formula more than the breastmilk. His poop isn't really "frothy" as much as it is like water with chunks. TMI I know but....
I just really want to be able to breastfeed and feel like I'm doing something wrong by him not getting the hindmilk??? Am I doing something wrong??
block feeding would be the best thing to try... nurse on the same breast for 2 feedings and then switch and do the other breast for the next two and so on...
That tingly letdown feeling is exactly that... letdown... it has nothing to do with foremilk and hindmilk... First try block feeding for a few days and see if things start to change... make sure that you are not switching breasts often.If that doesn't work then other things could be looked at... diet etc..
Also, with your dd she probably didn't prefer Formula, I don't think that any baby would prefer Formula... but she did probably had a bit of nipple confusion and had trouble going back to the breast which happens WAY too often... there is a BIG difference..