Andrea - posted on 01/01/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
This is a question for you breast feeding moms... Do your breasts always seem "engorged" when they have milk? Like right around feeding time? Or are there also times when they have milk, but they don't necessarily feel as tight?
I ask because my breastfeeding has been my biggest challenge so far. My daughter is 6 weeks old, and I am only now getting what seems to be EVERYTHING right :) I had issues with shape in the beginning, am off the shield now, she is chomping like a pro and is a very strong eater. However, I find that I can tell when they are full of milk SOME of the time, but not all the time. It seems as though they are "full" every 3-4 hours, and yet my daughter is hungry every 2-3 hours.
I already know about how to increase supply - what I am looking for is to know if this "not-so-full feeling" is normal for those of you who have had no issues with supply. I have had issues with supply, and I am looking to see if I need to do more - like are they supposed to feel "full" more often.
Thanks, and I hope I'm not too confusing.