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What's the deal here?

My son is wanting to nurse 24/7. Today he was on the breast from 4pm til 7pm. Every time he'd fall asleep and I'd put him in bed, he'd wake up and fuss. I KNOW he was nursing cuz there would be milk dribbling down his little chin. Am I not producing enough? It just seems so weird cuz he's only 3 weeks old!

 
MarlyeGirl

Asked by MarlyeGirl at 6:10 AM on Dec. 3, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (9)
  • He may just be having a growth spirt. There is a lot of growth in those early weeks and months. I nursed my son as often as he was hungry. I know sometimes it feels like ALL YOU DO is nurse. I think he's just that hungry. As long as his diapers are wet and he's pooping, he's fine!
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 6:20 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Watch how many wet diapers he has. Should be about 10 per day. If he's not having enough, then your milk production is probably a little low.
    Kimebs

    Answer by Kimebs at 6:15 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Oh yeah he's peeing and pooping plenty!!
    MarlyeGirl

    Answer by MarlyeGirl at 6:25 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • He just loves to eat! Simon was the same way!!
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 6:48 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • 3 weeks is time for another growth spurt.  "Common times for growth spurts are during the first few days at home and around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months (more or less). Babies don't read calendars, however, so your baby may do things differently." http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/growth-spurt.html

    mama_l

    Answer by mama_l at 7:04 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • It must be a spurt cuz 5 days ago he weighed 7lbs 12oz and today he weighs 8lbs 10oz.
    MarlyeGirl

    Answer by MarlyeGirl at 7:08 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • 3 week growth spurt, honey =) There will be more.
    KnoxvilleDoula

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 7:10 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Yup. Growth spurt. Normal. Frustrating, but normal :)
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:35 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • growth spurt. you're making plenty. this happens to everyone.
    jus1jess

    Answer by jus1jess at 12:42 PM on Dec. 3, 2008