I mentioned to my midwife on the phone that my three week old slept four hours last night, after a couple of days of not being able to put him down at all. I think she misunderstood me, because I didn't feel he was nursing too often, but he sleeps better when held or in bed with me. Anyway the midwife said I wasn't making enough cream and suggested I needed to eat more calories. I had already been trying to be sure he was getting enough hindmilk by burping him and putting him on the other side if he seemed to fall asleep too quickly. I also get a good let-down rush, sometimes several times during a nursing. I leak, and get let-down a few minutes before he wakes, often.
How do we know baby is getting enough hindmilk? I nurse on demand and don't really pay attention to how long or how often. He isn't weighed frequently, but at nine days was the same as his birthweight. He is noticeably bigger, and soaks his diapers. He poops with almost every nursing; sometimes a small stain and sometimes a lot. It is yellow again; while he was jaundiced his poops were watery and more green.
Any thoughts or experience?