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Just wondering, could be a stupid theory, but if i'm expressing the fore milk and feeding DS more of the hind milk, would that fill him up better??
Sorry if its a stupid question!
That could help yes it all depends really ...
The foremilk is the lighter milk that tends to be more sugary so if a bubs snack on this too much they can be alittle more unsettled due to the gas it creates but usually bubs works this out in time iykwim !
Is bubs really emptying the one boob ?
Your best bet if possible is to get bubs to take one side per feed. This way you know they are totally 'draining' the one boob & gettting all the rich hindmilk for one but also getting that good feed iykwim.
But not all babies will do this as some prefer to go to the second side so it can be a juggling act trying to work out what works for you both !
Bubs is still only young ... I take it thats him in your sig born in Nov ?
At this point your supply is still all settling working itself out etc so at this point you still feel barely human ! But remember it will get better ! At some point around 12wks things will start to settle so just keep plodding along !
If bubs is happy, alert when awake, wetting & soiling nappies & otherwise content then you are going great guns :thumbsup:
The foremilk is watery and therefore thirst quenching so if you denied the little one that by expressing it away, you'd have a grizzly, thirsty babe on your hands, I would think.
Is your baby hungry? Sometimes they grizzle and want the breast because they are scared or lonely or overstimulated. This is all fine, normal and natural - the breast and milk is a powerful calmer and has evolved for that purpose. Give him a few more weeks. At around 12 weeks, he'll be able to elf soothe to some degree and therefore not get nearly so stressed out nearly so often. Try not to bugger around with your supply in the meantime and let him regulate his meals. Apart from anything else, expressing will lead to an oversupply of milk: engorgement, possible blocked ducts and then possible mastitis. Just not worth it, really :)
All the best :hugs:
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