my son is 6 days old and i put him on the breast every 2-3 hours. i also pump. He is not satified with the amount of milk that i have produced, nor am i, when i see the results after i have pumped. My breast do not feel full and i have yet to feel the let down feeling when its time for him to feed.. please help I really dont want to have to feed him formula continuously..Answer Question
Answer by chapina69 at 7:22 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 7:26 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
WHAT YOU PUMP IS NOT AN INDICATOR OF THE AMOUNT OF MILK BABY IS GETTING! STOP ANY AND ALL FORMULA! By using formula you are setting yourself up for failure. The more times baby is not put to the breast the less signals your body is receiving to make milk. Baby's stomach is the size of a marble when they are born. They do not require an immense amount of food. What you make is PERFECT, no more no less. Expect baby to constantly be at the breast. Breastmilk works on a demand = supply principal. The more baby nurses the more you produce. Trust your body!! Baby will make sure he / she is getting enough. Get rid of the notion that you are not producing enough. Check the diapers and trust baby and you.
Answer by mama_l at 7:26 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 7:28 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by Precious333 at 7:49 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by thalassa at 9:19 AM on Oct. 6, 2008