I have an amazing kid who actually will feed from my breast! DD would constantly fall asleep and come off when she was born and i ended up just pumping and bottle feeding with her for 5 months. Now my son is a boobie man and cant get enough! I feel like this is all new to me.
He started off on 45 min (each breast) feeds when it was just colostrum then went to 30 mins each breast when my milk came in, to 20 mins each breast to now 20 mins on one breast then done. That's all he wants. I put him on the other but he's not interested. Is this normal? We had his first doctors appointment and he is up almost 1 pound from birth weight (he was 2 1/2 weeks yesterday at the appointment). Should i be worried? He eats every 3 hours, 20 mins, 1 breast. I'm not sore or anything and alternate the breasts he takes. He was born at 8 pounds 14 oz and is now 9 pounds 8 oz. So he's not tiny or starving but i was told they should take from both breasts.
I have found that i do have a strong let down and he "chugs" when he is eating and gives a really good burp once done so i know he is getting a lot to eat.
I know you ladies are experts and thought i would ask!
Also, i ate something spicy last night and didnt think about it till after and he was whiney and grunting all night after he fed. i think it upset his poor stomach. is there anything i can give him to help him with it or just wait it out? I am annoyed at myself for not thinking cause i've been very careful up until now.
Lastly i am meeting up with my girlfriends tonight and i might have a drink (as much as i would love one i feel guilty for taking one cause of the feedings). What is the standard practice when having a drink and feeding? Do i need to pump and dump?
Thank you in advance