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Old 08-09-2010, 10:37 PM   #21
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Re: My cousin is only Breastfeeding her 5 week old DS 7 times a day!!!

If she is leaking one or two ounces while baby is eating - then it doesn't sound like she has any supply issues. While more of us struggle with keeping supply from dwindling, there are people who struggle with getting supply down to a more appropriate level. If her baby seems content, is gaining weight, and pooping/peeing as expected, then maybe she is just overly blessed with a 5 weeker that eats well, and an abundance of milk.

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Old 08-10-2010, 08:43 PM   #22
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Re: My cousin is only Breastfeeding her 5 week old DS 7 times a day!!!

I went and visited my cousin yesterday. I let her borrow a maya wrap and an ergo. I think she will really enjoy them both but especially the maya. I showed her how to use them and offered tips for her to try until she got more comfortable with the carriers. It's so funny how each baby can be so different! I think what they are doing is working fine for them, and I haven't mentioned a thing about supply or feeding him more often!! I hope that I have helped her some, and that is all I wanted to do Thanks for all the replies, I love hearing about each individual person's experiences!
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:09 PM   #23
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Re: My cousin is only Breastfeeding her 5 week old DS 7 times a day!!!

sounds like my friend. When she had her first, a nurse (not LC) told her that after the baby has nursed for 10 minutes that there is no more milk for 4 hours. period. Never said that some babies take longer to empty a breast, etc, etc..

So she allowed her son to nurse every 4 hours for 10 minutes (one side only)....and wondered why he screamed when she took him off the boob. :duh:

When she had her daughter about 7 months ago, she started doing the same thing, but I explained to her that the nurse was wrong. after a few weeks of a crabby baby she tried it my way and lo and behold...her daughter was no longer a screaming crying baby!
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:47 AM   #24
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Re: My cousin is only Breastfeeding her 5 week old DS 7 times a day!!!

I think as long as the baby has enough wet and poopy diapers, he's fine. I had an oversupply (always had) and 7 feedings a day was plenty. I actually had to feed from one breast for several hours at a time for those first few months before my supply regulated!
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Re: My cousin is only Breastfeeding her 5 week old DS 7 times a day!!!

A couple of my babies have put themselves on a three hour schedule from the beginning. Honestly, I would not worry. 7 feeds is likely plenty based on mom's milk supply and the baby.
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Re: My cousin is only Breastfeeding her 5 week old DS 7 times a day!!!

My DD only nursed 6 times a day and slept for 10-12 hours at night
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:51 PM   #27
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Re: My cousin is only Breastfeeding her 5 week old DS 7 times a day!!!

My lo likes to latch on at night when he stirs to make sure it's available but rarely nurses. My older one liked to do his big nursing sessions at night.
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