I was successful before, can I be again?
So I had baby number three Wednesday morning. A beautiful homebirth in my bath tub. I will mention that this little one is a boy, I have 2 daughters that I nursed successfully, even with over supply and over active let down. But I wonder if I will be able to be successful with my son. Here is why:
1. My son's lower jaw is slightly set back. Most likely a muscle issue and will correct, but it makes latching harder than my girls, and it doesn appear to be a more closed mouth. Now, nursing is not painful, aside from the initial getting him latched, but that only lasts a few seconds then we are good. No bleeding or blistering of my nipples.
2. My milk has come in, but not like it did with my girls. With both my girls I woke up with rock hard boobs that were like twice the size when my milk came in. This time they only feel fuller, and are only slightly bigger. With my girls I also had to wear nursing pads 24/7 because I would leak(between feeds, when nursing one side, leak from the other). I wear them, but the leakage has not even been close this time.
3. With my girls I always got the magic tingle of letdown. This time, nothing. He is obviously getting milk, as you can see his suck swallow pattern and sometimes some milk at the corner of his mouth.
Now, I know he is doing good because his poops are/have transitioned from the mec to breastmilk poops(hello diaper explosions!), and when the midwife came for a home visit yesterday he was only down 2 oz from birth weight. Please tell me this is normal and that I can stop stressing!