she's 2 weeks, 5 days old and it seems like she feeds constantly and i've been trying to pump lately so that i can get some rest and others can feed her for me but it seems i barely get anything when i pump. so, how can i know she's getting enough to eat???Answer Question
Answer by team21 at 11:03 PM on Aug. 8, 2009
Answer by Natsnumberthree at 11:15 PM on Aug. 8, 2009
You will never get as much when you pump. I know its kind of nerve racking when you can't see how much your baby is eating. This is where you have to trust your body & trust your baby. If she is making diapers, she's fine. It will seem like you nurse all the time. That's how it is. You're a milk machine now & that is all. Try not to pump this early though. You are at a veryÂ critical stage when your body is establishing the supply that your baby needs & you 2 are forming your nursing relationship. I know you are tired, believe me, I know. Try taking her to bed with you for a couple naps during the day. You will quickly become a pro at nursing in your sleep & get lots of rest. Don't worry about rolling over on your baby. Despite of what you may have heard, infants & mothers are designed to sleep together. When you bed share & nurse you make a shieldaround her with your body & its impossible to roll on her.
Answer by carlye828 at 11:15 PM on Aug. 8, 2009
i agree with everything carlye said! at this age, you will feel like she is attached to you 24/7! it's normal and it does get better. rest when baby does, let things go, just worry about you and baby! that's it. if others want to help, have them make a meal, do the dishes, laundry, and/or vacuuming! they can help with baths, diaper changes, and holding/comforting baby. pumps are NOT an indicator of supply. babies are so much more efficient at getting the milk out than a pump. it is suggested to wait until at least 6 weeks before pumping so a supply can be established. congrats on the new baby, and hang in there momma! it will get better!
Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 11:31 PM on Aug. 8, 2009
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