It is really good to get used to how your breasts are feeling just before a feed. When you do this you are learning to read what they are telling you!
You will feel some areas denser and fuller than other areas, which is normal. What you want to get used to is working out if between both breasts you feel it will be a good breastfeed. You are also giving yourself a clue as to whether the next feed is likely to only be in a couple of hours or more 3-4 hours from when you are starting this feed. The fuller you feel, the longer until the next feed is needed.
When you feel more confident with assessing your breastmilk supply, you have given yourself the confidence on how to act in between feeds. For example, if the feed was a great full feed and your baby is awake and crying sooner rather than later, you don’t have to jump in and feel it needs to be fed again. If on the other hand you had felt your breasts were soft at the previous feed, of course you will feed again!
As a breastfeeding Mum we always query our supply. Gaining confidence in what you are feeling your breasts ‘tell’ you is very empowering!