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Old 04-29-2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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I'm still new to bfing, only 6 weeks in, and I was wondering your opinions on letting your baby nurse just for comfort. My DD is an awesome sleeper at night but fights sleep HORRIBLY during the day and only sleeps for 30-45 minute stretches when she does sleep during the day. Soooo by about noon she is getting pretty tired and by 2:30 or so she is exhausted! The more tired she gets the more she pushes me to try and eat sooner and sooner. She goes from a good steady 3-4 hours to 2.5 hours to 2 hours and by the evening she is pushing me for 1.5 hours. But when she does eat she doesn't eat for very long because she is so tired. She just sucks a little my milk lets down about 3 or 4 minutes later she knocks out and she's done. 30 minutes later she wakes up starts fussing and the whole process starts over. I'm worried about the sparatic timing and the lack of effort on her part to eat well when she does eat is going to have an impact on my milk suppy plus her not getting full and waking up so soon is very tough to deal with after 8 hours of it. I'm exhausted and getting burned out. I feel like a bottle would be easier because I would know how much she is getting and wouldn't mind making her wait longer between feedings. Maybe she wouldn't use me to fall asleep with either. HELP I just don't know what to do and I feel like my 21 DS can't get any attention from me because I'm either soothing or feeding my DD by noon every day and sometimes earlier.

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Old 04-29-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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Re: Question about letdowns?

I NEVER have felt anything more than one letdown. As for her not sucking, MAYBE she's full. My dd only didn't eat more than 5-7 min. from the beginning. I would TRY and TRY to get her to nurse more but after the first 5 min. she would just more/less comfort nurse. I'm sure your milk is fine as long as you're letting her nurse often and not supplementing. Don't worry about it, that just makes things worse!! ((hugs))
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:39 PM   #3
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Re: Question about letdowns?

I think one letdown is normal, at least for me.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:50 PM   #4
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Re: Question about letdowns?

according to www.kellymom.com (I don't have the particular link), there are multiple letdowns and most women only feel the first letdown (if at all).

I've noticed this with my pump - with Bach's Rescue Remedy I can get two letdowns with the pump. *thumbs up*

I'd ditto the opinion that she's full.
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:13 PM   #5
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Re: Question about letdowns?

I only ever feel one...
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Re: Question about letdowns?

It really depends for me- sometimes once, sometimes 3 or 4 times, all depends on how long the baby nurses for me.... sometimes I feel a 2nd/3rd/4th letdown and sometimes not, I can tell by the way DS is chowing b/c he's loud.
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I usually just feel the first let down-now that DC is a bit older, I can tell by how he suck/swallows that I'm having another letdown, but I don't feel it. If she's content when your done, she's full. You're doing great, mama. This is my third BF baby and I still worry about milk supply sometimes, I think it just goes w/ being a mama....
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:29 AM   #8
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Thanks MaMas, sounds like everything is going fine. She is pushing to eat every couple of hours lately and between that and feeling like she wasn't getting enough I was starting to get worried...
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I usually have about 3 feedings a day where I feel 2 let downs. :-)
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