I don't think my son is getting enough to eat. He is 13days old & was in the NICU for the first 7days (due to low blood sugar & a bacterial infection). They had him strictly on formula the first few days because I was unable to see him (had a c-section & couldn't get to the NICU). I was finally able to BF but my production has been slow. By the time I left the hospital with him I was BFing about 90% of the time. Since then I have tried my best to not give him formula, & have even continued pumping, but I think I'm either not producing enough still or maybe I'm doing something wrong...because he is eating every 2hr but is STILL hungry! I've been mixing my pumped with formula just to satisfy him, but I can feed him on the boob for a half hour & he'll still eat 40-60cc's out of the bottle as well! & this is every 2hrs (3hrs if I'm really lucky)...am I doing something wrong?? I can't seem to satisfy him!!
Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 3:46 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by Tara04 at 3:26 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 3:42 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by BridgetC140 at 3:42 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by BridgetC140 at 3:45 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by BridgetC140 at 3:53 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
I echo the others minus the first poster. My newborn fed like every hour for the first little while. Pumping may be messing with your supply and I would stop until you are a few more weeks in. Let baby suckle as long as he needs and you will let down again. Drink raspberry tea to help your supply, eat frequently, rest, and drink water. Watch baby's signs- he might be fussy about something else. Newborns usually fuss when they pee, so that could be part of it. Remember its demand=supply, so if you take the rest away and just let baby suckle, your supply should meet his demand. Believe me momma, your body knows how to do this! Just trust it!
Answer by Bellarose0212 at 5:40 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:47 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by missanc at 7:57 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by babymaddy at 8:10 AM on Oct. 29, 2009