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Am I losing my supply?

I usually don't go very long between feedings during the day but there are times when we go 4 hours are so and feel pretty uncomfy. The other night we went 6 hours or a little more and I didn't feel that full.

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anxious1stimer

Asked by anxious1stimer at 8:40 PM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • This doesn't mean you are losing your supply, no.
    SoniaL

    Answer by SoniaL at 8:42 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • how old is the baby? is most likely your supply adjusting. diapers is all that matters 6-8 a day
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 8:46 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • You aren't losing your supply, this happens as your baby gets older and you stop having to nurse 24/7. The best way to teel if your supply is good is to count how many wet diapers your LO has daily, as long as it's 6 or more your're good to go.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 8:50 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • No. "Fullness" doesn't indicate that. Your breasts adjusts after a while.
    jus1jess

    Answer by jus1jess at 9:20 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • The very best way to tell if your baby is getting enough is weight gain. If your baby is gaining at least 4 oz a week or a pound a month then you have plenty. If a normal baby (full-term, no health or developmental issues) is hungry they nurse more and the breasts start making more milk in a day or two.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 12:32 AM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • You would know if you were "losing your supply" if you saw a decrease in diapers. What you have described does not mean a thing.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:39 AM on Oct. 21, 2010

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