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If you breastfeed on demand did you have supply issues or weight gain issues with your newborn/infant?

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Asked by simplyus642 at 10:16 AM on May. 22, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No

    Answer by beckie66 at 10:17 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • With my first I had supply issues... but I had way too MUCH milk, not too little. It took a long time for my supply to decrease to a reasonable amount.

    But both my kids gained weight just fine, no supply issues with my second.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 10:18 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • no supply issues...but i did have weight gain issues. But, i know that it was because i ate like a pig & i was lazy at the time. I also had too much milk. i had a freezer full & had to throw away tons of it.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:21 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • I had too much, had to pinned and toss out some. I didn't have weight issues, when done. I had a hefty little baby boy. He doesn't have wright issues now. Actually needs to gain a few pounds.

    Answer by SassySue123 at 10:32 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • in the hospital he wasnt gaining much but once home he sure did get "healthy" LOL my lil chunky LOL

    Answer by kylansmommy09 at 10:57 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • lol my 5 month old is a chunker

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:25 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • Never had a problem with supply - nursed four children and am currently nursing the youngest two (tandem nursing).

    Never had a problem with weight gain. I know you didn't ask, but just in case :D. If a doctor is concerned about weight gain, make sure your baby is being compared to BREASTFED babies. Their weight gain follows a different pattern then formula fed babies.

    Answer by micheledo at 11:32 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • I had a supply problem with my 5th child, and she wasn't gaining enough weight. But she's a very petite little thing even since we switched over to formula at 6 months.

    Answer by missanc at 2:09 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • i did, my supply was low, even when i was feeding baby every hour or two. he was healthy but small, and doctor put him on formula in addition to nursing so he would gain weight faster.

    Answer by flamingomegs at 2:25 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • no

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 2:40 PM on May. 22, 2011

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