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Old 11-02-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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? for a friend

A good friend of mine just had her baby on Oct 15. The baby was 7lb 6oz at birth and 7lb 15oz at 3 days. My friend has been breastfeeding and early on, she was supplementing more but has lessened the supplementing.

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Today she went to the WIC appt and the baby is 7lb 3oz. She's starting to really enjoy breastfeeding (and of course it's the best thing)..she's gotten past a couple of clogged ducts....now it seems like the nurses at the health dept are trying to bully her into more formula because the baby isn't gaining weight. They're concerned.

I told my friend that the best way to establish a good supply and all that stuff..is breastfeed breastfeed breastfeed...as little (to no) supplementing as possible.

If she seems satisfied and is looking and acting healthy, I dunno.....I know babies grow at different rates....all babies are different...

What else can I tell my friend? What more can I suggest or...what?
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