Hi fly! So glad u are doing well and home w Alyx!
My milk came in on Day 4. You’ll know it… W cOlstrum my nips were super sore from all her sucking too. Yes lanisoh is awesome just glob it on. My boobs got sore and full one night and then at the next feed milk was dribbling down my arm!! Plus I heArd a difference in Maya’s suckling. It turned into gulping. Make sure you always have a burp cloth and bf pads bc once the milk comes in it is hard tO control! I tuck a burp cloth under my boob (thru tank top) to catch any squirts or dribbles, lol. And when maya unlatches or whatever I can easily wipe her face. The milk is great for ur nips and soreness/cracking. I no longer have any of it- just the first few days I did. Also my tanks are often saturated if I don’t nurse on time… I guess I have a lot of supply. So make sure u get nursing Pads to stick in ur bra or nursing tank!
It’s def challenging and demanding breast feeding bc there is no schedule. If ur anything like me I need structure so it’s hard just waiting for her to tell me she’s hungry. I was waking her to feed but now I just go by her cues… Eating hands, wimpering, sucking lips, etc. you’ll def know when it’s time, plus ur boobs get very full so they even let you knOw they need to be drained!
Sometimes she goes 3-4 hrs without waking or anything so now I just let her sleep. At first I was waking her but now I just let her tell me.often during the day she cluster feeds like 10 minutes at a time but very frequently like every hr and a half. Basically I’m a slave to her!!! But it’s all good bc I feel like she knows mommy and knows mommy will take care of her.
Anyway I hope you are all enjoying your day! I’m actually treating myself to a mani pedi right now bc after 11 days in the house I need a break! At first I felt awful saying that but I def deserve some pampering after everything I’ve been through!!
Lmk if u have more questions!!