Quoting ♥GarciaMommy:" It takes 3-6 weeks for your breast to "settle down". Right now it will fluxuate between really full to ... [snip!] ... as well, when your milk kinda squirts out super fast, that can hurt a bit too. Sounds like you are doing a great job though."
Quoting SulleyNZ:" Thanks so much! I know that most of the women in my family have had issues breastfeeding and I was ... [snip!] ... didn't realise it'd be as hard as it is. And we're only four days in! Hoping to god they soften up soon before I explode lol."
Quoting ♥GarciaMommy:" Just make sure you express all the milk from one side completely. This is called block feedings. It ... [snip!] ... anything you can message me. Its late so I'm sorry if this is all over the place. My thoughts aren't organized right now. lol"
Quoting SulleyNZ:" I feel your pain with the disorganized thoughts.. Having baby waking up every few hours at night is ... [snip!] ... at all is because he spits it back up onto me lol. Are you meant to be able to feel the milk coming out as they're feeding?"
Quoting MiloBaby:" Breastfeeding is so much harder then it looks!! My milk took till week 8 to sort itself out, until then ... [snip!] ... the day she would latch fine, so I just stuck it out and its as easy as breathing now, and it will be for you too eventually! "
Quoting ♥GarciaMommy:" No. You don't feel it coming out. You will see milk gathering on the sides of the mouth. But it's ... [snip!] ... which causes spitting up. lol It might hurt his tummy but it may not effect him at all. it will just help with the spit up."
Quoting SulleyNZ:" ALSO - hopefully people are still reading this.. If LO gets hiccups should you pull him off the boob ... [snip!] ... to be pouring out with milk while the right only leaks a little and I've had to change shirts three times today already lol."Nah, just keep feeding through the hiccups. The more milk you take off the more milk your body will make, its ok to express a little bit if its uncomfortable but if you express a whole lot it will encourage your body to make more. Which isnt always a bad thing lol
Quoting SulleyNZ:" I burp him fairly often, but it's not easy to get that wind out lol. I keep at it til something comes ... [snip!] ... choking on my milk or something lol. He does that quite often, it's like the milk comes out too quickly and he chokes on it "