Nurse ON DEMAND. Even if it seems too soon to nurse again. Offer first breast until baby comes off (no timing, don't look at your clock!) then, burp, and offer second breast. If baby takes the second breast, nurse until baby comes off on their own again, and re-offer the first. Many babies don't take the second breast, and many babies do, and go on to nurse on the first side again. This constant nursing is how your baby tells your body what it needs to do, how much, etc. Trust in yourself. Trust your body. If you baby is having 4-6 wet diapers a day, then you don't have any problem. This is the only indicator of supply. Pumping means nothing, fussy baby means nothing (usually) and frequent and long nursing sessions mean nothing!
at 6:43 PM on Jan. 18, 2009