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2 week old nursing ???

i asked a question a few days ago about breastfeeding. i was getting engorged and my son would fight me to nurse. i changed to using the side laying position and thinga are soooooooo much better but now my breats dont feel full at all. could i be making less? also my son is wanting to eat more and more. hes been up for4 hours and has nursed once an hour!! i feel like i'm dry lol. could this be a growth spurt?? i'm worried hes not getting enough

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travisnowensmom

Asked by travisnowensmom at 10:08 PM on Sep. 6, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i have nursed 3 kids and currently nursing 3rd. YES, it is a growth spurt. i have felt the same as you like i was empty...lol the more he nurses, the more milk you produce. it gets better. just nursing on demand as much or offten as baby wants. babies like different possitions better than others. hang in there and hope i could help. any more questions please dont hessatate.
    VDietrich

    Answer by VDietrich at 10:13 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Sounds like the 3 week growth spurt! Just keep nursing him on demand. The growth spurt will be over within a few days, I believe!
    Courtney610

    Answer by Courtney610 at 10:15 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • a 3 week growth spurt at 2 weeks?? lol dang
    travisnowensmom

    Comment by travisnowensmom (original poster) at 10:17 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • That sounds like a mixture of him going through a growth spurt and your milk trying to stabilize. Don't worry too much right now about him not getting enough, since milk is made on a supply and demand system, as he nurses more, your body will make more. If this keeps up for a couple of weeks and it seems like he's losing weight, being fussy all the time, not going through enough diapers, etc., then you might want to call his doctor and maybe try to find a lactation consultant in your area to help some.

    But, it does just sound like a growth spurt to me. I'm pretty sure they go through one at about 2 weeks old. Congrats on the new baby :)
    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 10:17 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • your supply will not be 'correct' until about week 6-- your baby should be allowed to nurse on demand-- lactation is based on supply demand theory-- if you do not pump and you used baby to breast you should rarely have engorgement-- so as often and as long as you baby would like -- you will see a definitive pattern around week 6 which will then only change once every 10 weeks or so... at about 6 months he may only nurse 4 x a day and be done!
    know your ok by checking for 4 wet diapers a day, and 2 or more poops a week
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 10:19 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Everything is probably fine. i'm guessing you are used to feeling overly full and that this just means the system is working. Just keep an eye on baby's diapers, and if they are a concern have him weighed and check with the pedi. It is probably just fine. Congrats on your new baby!
    Hazelnutkin

    Answer by Hazelnutkin at 10:19 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • What goes in must come out so if he'setting 6-8 diapers he's getting plenty. Newborns are permatatched to the breast. growth spurts ae right on top of each other.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 10:41 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Not feeling full is EXCELLENT. You want to lose that full feeling. Feeling full tells the milk factory that it's overproducing and needs to stop. You're PERFECT!
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:17 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • It takes the first 6 weeks to get breastfeeding established. As long as you don't use pacifiers, bottles or formula and nurse frequently then your baby will suck to produce the amount of milk the baby needs.  

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 12:29 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

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