Day 3 and already getting painfully engorged. Debating in asking to pump before discharge and donating. Collin wasn’t able to fully empty me out earlier. Nurse is surprised with my supply and all the milk feelings/letdowns. My poor boobs and nipples. If i can survive another week with EBF i will be super proud of myself since I never went past one week with DS. Taking it one feeding at a time. I did feed him some from a bottle earlier and he did great!
@wildtot I think once baby gets back to birth weight and is gaining steadily the doctor is usually okay with following baby’s cue for feeding but if not they’ll tell you to wake every 2/3/4 hours depending on their size. We woke to feed for a week or two until we were told we no longer had to. It really sucks having to wake a sleeping baby!!
@emsnedds I used an app to track feeds and diapers with DS when he was teeny, with this one I’ve been putting a hair tie on my wrist and switching it to whichever side she nursed last on. It’s so much nicer being home. My milk even started coming in already, two days earlier than it did with DS which is a freaking miracle for this LO’s sleep tonight. But RIP my nipples.