The lactation consultant came by today. We had originally called her to get some ‘fine tuning’ but everything went a bit pear shaped the day before she arrived so it was extra useful to have her here.
It seems that Gus is not getting enough milk fast enough. A combination of him being lazy on the boob (falling asleep or just casually snacking) and me not producing enough.
And it all becomes a downward cycle, he doesn’t get enough, which means he wakes earlier to eat, which means he’s tired and doesn’t munch with enough vigour. It also means that I don’t get enough sleep which is key to production.
So she gave us lots of tips and tricks and we now have a plan: operation milk making.