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Old 09-13-2008, 03:10 AM   #11
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Your milk is perfect for your baby. Three week old babies eat CONSTANTLY, and that's completely normal. Hang in there mama!

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Mama, breast milk is digested so easily that babies need to eat more frequently than a FF baby would. All I did for the first 6 weeks will all three of my kids was sit on my *** and feed them, LOL! And 3 weeks is a growth spurt (growth spurts come on the 3's and 6's - 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months), so is VERY normal for your LO to eat.all.the.time! Enjoy this closeness, it is gone so quickly.
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DO NOT supplement! You're fine!! They're supposed to eat non-stop right now! Just hang in there and KEEP NURSING! Just because she might be fussy after eating doesn't mean she's not getting enough. Just put her back on there and get comfy! She needs you!
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:56 PM   #14
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Re: Not Filling Enough? Help!

no advice here that hasn't already been given just take one feeding at a time, one day at a time! and keep up the good work!

I have the same issue...DD didn't gain weight like the Dr. wanted( but always has a ton of wet diaps), she gave me all of this crazy advice and made me questions myself as a parent and the things that I was doing....I finalized realized that no matter what anyone said I was the only one who knew what was best for DD...She is now 9mos old and only weighs about 13 1/2-14lbs but she is happy, still nursing and starting to crawl!
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:18 PM   #15
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Re: Not Filling Enough? Help!

Honestly, it sounds completely normal. Between being a newborn and growth spurts, nursing around the clock is only bad in any way for the mother (since it CAN be kind of frustrating). It has no bearing on your supply. How many wet and poop diapers is she having?

Also, supplementing is a slippery slope. My son nursed every 20 minutes until he was 6 weeks old and I had/have oversupply. *hugs*
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:39 PM   #16
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mama. You're doing a great job. What you have described is so normal. Just feed her when she wants to, she knows what she's doing. PPs have said it all. Keep up the great work and do not supplement.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:43 PM   #17
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Also, mama, meant to say, please don't worry about pumping right now, unless you HAVE to. If you can, just nurse her and let her build your supply.
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