I had my son 6 days ago and my milk hasn't come it yet. I nurse every 2-3 hours and my son seems to not be getting enough! He wants to eat constantly and for an hour at a time...sometimes more if I let him. I started pumping the colostrum to see how much he is getting and it is 1 oz out of each breast. So the Dr. told me to supplement with formula after he breastfeeds and acts like he wants more until my milk comes in and I can build up my milk supply. Once I started doing that...I noticed his poop has changed alittle runny and I think both is making his tummy upset. I don't know what to do...I almost want to give up on the breastfeeding but I really hate to! Advice??Answer Question
Answer by MommaLucy at 1:50 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Answer by Pauline3283 at 1:55 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
I understand your frustration, it took me a MONTH to get my son breastfeeding, and once he got started he ate every 2 hours for an hour, it is rough! You can do this if you are persistent, your baby will work down to nursing for shorter amounts of time. Don't count on pumping to be an accurate judge of your milk production, a pump simply isn't as affective as baby nursing. The best way to make sure baby is taking in enough milk is to have him weighed weekly or bi-weekly, if you have a local WIC office I am sure they'd be happy to do this, I had my son weighed weekly. If you need someone to talk to for support please feel free to message me!!!
Answer by dedicatedrider at 1:56 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Answer by Pauline3283 at 1:57 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Answer by Krysta622 at 2:02 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
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Answer by MommyJanelle at 2:13 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
in this case don't listen to your doctor, don't supplement just continue to nurse on demand everything he is doing right now is normal, shoot my son was almost permanently attached to me during his first month he was nursing about every half an hour to every hour for almost an hour each time, that's how they get your milk supply up so giving formula right now is probably the worse thing to do. just hang in there and keep nursing heck I would even start nursing every 2 hours, as long as he is having 6-8 soiled/wet diapers a day then he is fine. and it will get better trust me I have been EBF my son for almost 5 months now and they also told me when he was about a week old to supplement but I refused and he is fine a a big boy too!
Answer by hautemama83 at 2:19 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
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