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Old 07-25-2011, 08:43 PM   #11
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Lots of women are successful with subsequent babies, even when they struggled to nurse earlier babies. I hope you have great success this time!

One thing: most babies will take at least 2 oz from a bottle if they're offered after breastfeeding, whether they really want/need it or not--make sure you know your baby really isn't getting enough (like lack of wet and poopy diapers, lack of weight gain or weight loss, pre- and post feeding weighs that show low milk transfer). Supplementing when you don't need to can really damage your supply and your confidence.

Here's a link about why babies will often "gulp down a bottle" even when they're getting enough from the breast: http://www.mother-2-mother.com/cc-baby-B.htm#Fussiness

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Lots of women are successful with subsequent babies, even when they struggled to nurse earlier babies. I hope you have great success this time!

One thing: most babies will take at least 2 oz from a bottle if they're offered after breastfeeding, whether they really want/need it or not--make sure you know your baby really isn't getting enough (like lack of wet and poopy diapers, lack of weight gain or weight loss, pre- and post feeding weighs that show low milk transfer). Supplementing when you don't need to can really damage your supply and your confidence.

Here's a link about why babies will often "gulp down a bottle" even when they're getting enough from the breast: http://www.mother-2-mother.com/cc-baby-B.htm#Fussiness
Great link! I noticed this thread is older. I wonder how she (OP) is doing - baby was due in May. Would love an update
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Great link! I noticed this thread is older. I wonder how she (OP) is doing - baby was due in May. Would love an update
Ack, I didn't notice it was a zombie thread!! Yes, I would love an update, too!
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