We started our breast feeding journey with DS2. It going fine I guess as latch is less and less an issue, he feeds well, gain weight, and eats quickly and ton. Midwife checked the latch in the hospital and she said it is a good one and Alex eats beautifully.
- my nipples are sore - not all the time only during first sucks, than we continue fine; I used lanolin and it seems to help and found something called Maltan in Poland (Aqua, Glucose, Paraffinum Liquidum, Petrolatum, Paraffin Wax, Glyceryl Oleate, Propylene Glycol). Starting to try.
- DS2 is now 5 days old and I feel extremely engorged; how to help myself? I know it's normal but we feed every 3-4h from both sides if he wants; latching more often means waking him and this is a nightmare; I still feed at the same moment as I cannot wake him; if he wakes by himself - he is very eager to eat; as we gain weight very well so I won't push more frequent feedings. 7 feeds per day might not be enough to establish BF but after DS1 it worked for us, especially that most of not all feeds are both-sided. So if not latching a baby what helps for engorged breast?
- I help DS2 to latch by "sandwiching" the nipple, that's what the midwife recommended. When does it stop? Will I naturally stop with it? I don't remember that from the old times.
Thank you so much for your help:)!