… Baby G seems to have a direct line from his right nostril to his stomach, because at some point after every meal he fusses a bit, kicks his legs frantically, burps, and then has milk shoot out his nose.
With both Harry and Ron, I had supply issues. So far, this is not a problem with G. If anything, I think I may be making too much for him to manage, because when he eats it’s a frantic gulping exercise, and he literally nurses until milk starts coming back out of every orifice in his head.
He’s also going through way more diapers than the other two did at this age.
To clarify – the boys were always solidly 50th percentile for weight and 80th or higher for height. They are still, at 6 and nearly four, tallish for their age and slim (buying pants that fit is a constant pain in the ass). There was never any concern expressed that they weren’t getting enough to eat.
But compared to my nieces, they always looked a bit stick-like. And I wonder now how hungry they were, before they started (earlier than recommended, both of them) on solids.
He has his two-week weight check this afternoon, and I’m very curious to see how he’s getting on. He looks and feels bigger to me, and the sleepers he wore that first week are looking a little snug now. This is the first time I’ve really done 100% demand feeding – with the older boys I was trying too hard to make them get on a ‘feeding schedule’, which just frustrated all of us – and I’d like to know what difference it will make.
But anyway… anyone out there who made lots o’ milk, you ever had the whole “and then it came out my NOSE!!” issue? Just wondering. It doesn’t seem to upset him unduly, but I know I hate it when liquids come out of my nose, so I can’t help but think it’s maybe uncomfortable for him. And I’m wondering how you can tell when you are making maybe a bit too much milk and should be pumping first, or something, because this is definitely an area I have zero experience with and I don’t want to accidentally drown the poor fellow while congratulating myself on lactating LIKE A BOSS.