Ok ladies - my son is now 4 days old and we are super excited he is here! I thought I read everything I needed to know for breast feeding and now that I'm actually doing it, I'm confused.
My left breast is now bigger than my right breast and is consistently feeling hard. I try to nurse on that one first when he is ready to nurse thinking that it will drain a little quicker and hopefully go down in size. Or I alternate if the right one is leaking quickly then I nurse on the right side. My right breast is softer and flows really well, (after having a difficult two days, he wouldn't even take the right breast the first day and a half.) but it is still small.
How do I get them to be somewhat even? I feel like the left breast looks like a grapefruit next to a small orange.
I also received a Medela electric breast pump from the hospital and I'm not sure when to use it. Should I try to pump with the breast pump after he is finished nursing on the left to relief some pressure/extra milk?
Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated.