My son is 2 weeks old and cries alot and acts hungry unless he is sleeping? How long should I let him nurse on each side? I have 3 other kids and I gave up really early ( about 2 to 3 weeks) with them and I DO NOT want to give up this time! I want to try to do this for at least 3 months. But he just doesnt seem like he is getting enough milk. How do I build my milk supply up? Any advice would be helpful! I dont want to quit this time!! Thank you!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Jul. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by CarlyCo at 2:45 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
If you are tempted to give a bottle have someone go out and get scales instead. As long as your baby gains 4 oz a week then you know your baby is getting enough. If you have two breasts you have every reason to believe you can breastfeed. Those women in tent cities in Haiti are doing it. They aren't taking donations of formula or human milk.
Some babies are fussy. If a baby is breastfed its common for everyone to blame it on breastfeeding. If the baby is formula fed its common for everyone to blame it on the baby or that the baby needs to switch formula. As long as your baby is having stools there is no reason to think the baby isn't getting enough milk.
Answer by Gailll at 3:44 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
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Answer by MaryMW at 4:36 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
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