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my breastmilk is really watery??

i pumped this morning and then this afternoon when i went to pump it came out kinda watery it didnt look as milky as it did before im only 8 days postpartum..???
anyone have this problem or know what it might mean? should i give her formula till i talk to her pediatrician about it tomarrow?? she is already a little bit jaundicy i dont want her to get any more dehydrated...

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armymum1013

Asked by armymum1013 at 6:01 PM on Oct. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Your breast milk changes over time to meet the baby's needs. You might be more hydrated than you were. I'm sure there is nothing to worry about.

    MAUREEN55

    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 6:03 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Try putting her in indirect sunlight for the jaundice. Giving her formula now can mess up your supply and her digestive track.

    MAUREEN55

    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 6:04 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Your milk starts off really thick because of the colostrum, I'd say your milk is probably just naturally thinning now. If the baby is jaundiced the best thing you can do for her is breastfeed her. I would keep pumping and talk to the ped tomorrow if you are worried about it. Breastmilk can vary day to day in color and consistency also due to what you're eating.
    Slinkee

    Answer by Slinkee at 6:05 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • NO FORMULA. IT WILL MESS UP SUPPLY AS THEOTHER LADIES AY MILK CHANGES. ANYWAYS HOW LONG DID YOU PUMP FOR?
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 6:06 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Completely normal. You're probably just making milk now as opposed to thick colostrum. No formula!!
    elleinad

    Answer by elleinad at 6:08 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Foremilk is more watery than hindmilk also, it's harder to pump hindmilk. Keep breastfeeding on demand, NO formula - don't even do a bottle if you don't absolutely have to!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:19 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Anon :19 is right. The foremilk (stuff that comes out first) is more watery, to quench baby's thirst, followed by hindmilk (comes out as baby continues to nurse, after immediate thirst is quenched) which is thicker and has more fat content. For the jaundice, breastfeed on demand, as much as your baby will take as often as your baby will take, and indirect sunlight can help too. Eight days postpartum I'm sure you're seeing the change as your colostrum is running out. Don't worry!
    ratviolin

    Answer by ratviolin at 6:23 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • there is different kind of breastmilk fore and hind... some is more watery than the other i forget which though. nothing is wrong with your breastmilk. its normal. keep giving your baby BM no formula.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 11:29 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Normal. Just keep nursing on demand. Don't let what comes out of the pump worry you.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:45 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

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