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Old 10-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by finleyjudemommy View Post
Hi all.....25 weeks this coming Friday for me! I'm thinking I'll make it to around 38 weeks....I've never made it farther than that. Colostrum is starting to leak for me as well....I really, really want to be able to nurse successfully this last (planned ) time. Any recommendations, tips, suggestions are welcome. With my twins, I pumped a little but I think I was just overwhelmed with everything. With my singleton, I was able to nurse/pump for about 6 months and had to supplement as well. I'm thinking that this time, since there is only one and I will be at home without other distractions, I will be able to focus on nursing and establishing a good supply. I hope.......
Almost all women can breastfeed full term, provided they have good information and support. Find your local La Leche League group now and start going to meetings. Keep your baby skin-to-skin with you for the majority of the time for at least the first 6 weeks. The primary determination of your ultimate supply is how much milk is removed, so keep nursing. Forget the 3 hour rule you may have heard, offer baby the breast every hour or 30 minutes or whenever you think of it, just because. If your breasts get full then your production has already slowed down. Supply dips due to limited nursing often don't show up until a few months in, by which point one really needs to work harder at fixing the situation. Focus on this priority from birth, and it will be much easier.
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