I've a few questions being a FTM. Had my little boy on valentines day and he's just perfect. I am planning on breastfeeding only and overall we're doing great so far. He LOVES the boobie. So much, that he's been at one in our bed in the reclined position for about two hours now. I don't know if he's using it to pacify himself or if I'm just supposed to let him keep nursing or what. He'll unlatch every now and then and almost immediately get fussy and start to root and put hands in mouth. When he nurses, he's very sleepy or lazy...and I tap him or tickle him to remind him to get back to work. Is this marathon nursing normal? I know that I'm starting to get more milk flowing but it's still quite a bit of colostrum. Within the first twelve hours after birth he had about four or five very poopy diapers and about 4 pee diapers. Within the last 24 hours he's had about 6 pee diapers and three poops. So I know he's getting plenty! I'm just not sure if I should offer him a pacifier at night when he wants to suck so much or if this is normal and to just let him nurse. (I've not given him any pacifiers yet). Also, he seems very gassy and sometimes spits up. this is normal this early, right? Also, inwas told that his poops shpuld be turning yellow... his are still greenish and watery. is he maybe not getting enough of the hindmilk? or is it just because i still dont have my normal milk in? Thanks for any of your input! Sorry if this is long and maybe stupid questions... I'm just hoping I get this right!
on Feb. 17, 2013 at 4:07 AM