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Old 10-06-2011, 09:51 PM   #11
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It may be comfort nursing but she seems to get flustered sometimes, pull away then latch on again like she's hoping there will be more there next time. All I hope for is that tonight she sleeps better than last night, I need to de-zombify myself!!
My DS pops on and off like that when he actually would prefer to just suck without getting milk--but the milk just keeps flowing. At least, that's how I interpret that behavior because I know I have oodles of milk. If I didn't feel confident in my milk supply, I might worry about it.

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:58 AM   #12
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My DS pops on and off like that when he actually would prefer to just suck without getting milk--but the milk just keeps flowing. At least, that's how I interpret that behavior because I know I have oodles of milk. If I didn't feel confident in my milk supply, I might worry about it.


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Old 10-07-2011, 09:30 AM   #13
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My DS pops on and off like that when he actually would prefer to just suck without getting milk--but the milk just keeps flowing. At least, that's how I interpret that behavior because I know I have oodles of milk. If I didn't feel confident in my milk supply, I might worry about it.
DS does this frequently! This is when I cuddle him and offer a pacifier. Or lay down and let him comfort nurse.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:26 PM   #14
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6-8 weeks is classic growth-spurt time! All that sucking is stimulation you need to signal more milk to be made. Let her nurse and nurse and nurse - that is the best thing to do to increase supply. Like pp said, pumping doesn't tell you how much you have. Also, when you are taking fenugreek to increase milk supply, you should be taking 3-4 capsules 3x/day (up to 12 capsules per day) and you should smell like syrup. Blessed Thistle is a good complimentary herb to take with Fenugreek and many mom's don't see a difference unless they take them together. In a week, you should already see/feel a difference.

You can also try lactation cookies, steel-cut oats (oatmeal) and other galactagogues. I agree with other posters, though, that if baby is gaining normally, peeing and pooping plenty, those are better indicators than what you can pump.

Check kellymom.com for normal weight gain at 7 weeks and how to know if you have a low milk supply and what you can do about it. Kellymom.com has a TON of great info. GL!
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Re: I smell like maple...now what?!

As long as your baby's gaining you should be doing fine. I have a horrible time getting my milk to let down with a pump, but no trouble at all with a real baby on there. So, pumping isn't always a good indicator of how much milk you're making. More nursing makes more milk, so stick with it!
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