I mixed fed dd (now 2) but really wanted to try and bf ds. So far, (I know it's only 5 days, feels like ages ) it's going well, latch good, sucking well, mastering bf walking around... but I have questions!
1. My milk has come in now, how long til my boobs 'settle' to their nursing size?
2. ds wants to suck/feed pretty much all the time. I don't mind this but should I worry about overfeeding?
3. Loads of pooey nappies!! Is this to be expected?
1. Give it a week at least - it might be much longer. The Bravado-type bras that span several sizes are pretty good. 2. Don't worry re overfeeding - she's getting cuddles and comfort and security as well as milk at every bf - it's not all about eating. Bfing walking around is a good skill to have, well done 3. Normal! it gets better eventually.
Leaking is normal and it will get better over time - some v. unlucky people fnd it's a nuisance for a long time, but most people don't. Obv. breastpads help.
No rush to give a bottle of formula or expressed - really. Opinions and experience differ and if you check archives you'll see this.
You have enough to cope with at the moment - new baby and a toddler and getting bf going. My personal feeling (and experience) is that by the time you feel you can fit in expressing for a bottle, the baby is able to manage a spell away from you between feeds. Missing feeds while someone else gives a bottle is also potentially v uncomfortable for you.