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Updated: 2018-01-06T06:58:53.791-05:00

 



Thanks to everyone! Annonymous ~ I have the book....

2008-04-03T12:09:00.000-04:00

Thanks to everyone!

Annonymous ~ I have the book... thanks though. I've read it and re-read it with both babies. It works great... unless you have a question it doesn't address. :)



Get the book On Becoming Babywise. It should help...

2008-04-03T07:15:00.000-04:00

Get the book On Becoming Babywise. It should help



Hi Babychaser! I do not have a lot of breastfeedin...

2008-03-28T06:42:00.000-04:00

Hi Babychaser! I do not have a lot of breastfeeding experience. I breastfed my first for 9 months on demand and it was rough, all the time and all night nursings, growth spurts, nipple shields because I couldn't get a good latch at first, etc. It was like running a marathon. Anways. I am no expert, I could never even get my baby on a schedule! I just gave up and it eventually worked into a routine around 4-5 months. Then at 6 months she started waking for night feedings again! haha.
To me, it sounds like you are doing an absolutley wonderful job!
I always had that fear too (the whole 9 months) and the nurses always told me to go by how many wet diapers they had and to listen to them swallowing. They told me a baby can get a whole lot of milk in just a small amount of time and then just suck for a long time as well. She could just be a very fast eater and then happily sucks and loves to fall asleep on the breast. It sounds like she is getting just what she needs and wants and is falling right asleep fully satisfied. I also remember a nurse telling me their tummy's can't hold much, so when they get good and full a lot of times they fall asleep and then some babies wake up as soon as 15 minutes later to eat again.
Knowing myself, I will probably worry about the same thing with my next one due in May.

I really loved reading Dr. Jack Newman breastfeeing info. I found a link to one of his articles about that...
http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/4pdf.pdf



My sister's first son wasn't nursing well, so they...

2008-03-27T16:03:00.000-04:00

My sister's first son wasn't nursing well, so they were advised to get an ounce scale. She would weigh him before she fed him and again afterward to see how much he had eaten.

Like Donielle said, I would (and still do sometimes) change Daniel's diaper between sides to keep him awake. I also rub his hands and smack his feet. It's tough there in the beginning to keep them awake, but it does get better soon (except at night when everyone wants to sleep!).



My peanut was as super slow nurser too. Always fal...

2008-03-27T14:22:00.000-04:00

My peanut was as super slow nurser too. Always falling asleep. What ended up working for me to get him a full feeding was to nurse one side then go change his diaper or take his clothes off to really wake him up. Sometimes I even had to undress him while he nursed or put a cool cloth on him. I also kept him on a 2hour schedule for the first 6 weeks to make sure he was nursing enough.
We also had a 2 week appointment at our doctors which was a recommended thing by both the hospital and the pediatrician. It's always a great way to make sure they're gaining as they should. Especially at first. My little guy gained slowly the first 2 months and for a couple weeks they had me go in just for weight checks. Nothing was wrong, but better safe than sorry.
Also, take in to consideration how much she weighed at birth. A 6 pound baby puts on weight slower than a 9 pound baby just because their bellies are smaller.
Hope all goes well!



Some babies dddo gain very slowly. Remember, it ca...

2008-03-26T16:51:00.000-04:00

Some babies dddo gain very slowly. Remember, it can't come out if it didn't go in. I'd recommend viewing the resources over at Kellymom.com for some peace of mind and suggestions. My lo was born weighing 7.15 and weighs 14 lbs now that she is 7 months. We exclusively breastfeed and cosleep to give her as much breast access as she wants.

If you are worried about supply, you could always eat some lactation cookies (google for a recipe).

Best wishes! Keep us posted.