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why is it

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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That they say after 6 weeks it gets easier to bf
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moroccanmommy
by Robin on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:49 AM

 no clue (((hugs)))) cause my dd still wakes up to eat constantly.

ConnorMom228
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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It's not "always" after 6 weeks, but typically you an baby have gotten used to each other, you should have a supply well established, and nipples should be used to nursing. NOT always the case.
6 weeks is also time for a growth spurt, so it might seem harder at that time too.

If you are having any issues or problems, we can all try to help you thru them. Just ask.
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kylansmommy09
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM

 Not always but you start to work on a routine, baby has learned to latch, hopefully your boobs aren't engorged any more, and your nipple will have gotten used to baby. My baby is almost 7 weeks and things are ALOT smoother now :D

candycrz
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM
Im just still engorged in the morning cuz he is sleeping all night now

Quoting ConnorMom228:

It's not "always" after 6 weeks, but typically you an baby have gotten used to each other, you should have a supply well established, and nipples should be used to nursing. NOT always the case.

6 weeks is also time for a growth spurt, so it might seem harder at that time too.



If you are having any issues or problems, we can all try to help you thru them. Just ask.
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ConnorMom228
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 1:51 PM
Try setting your alarm to pump or hand express to help with that. Also, sleeping all night may not last. Ds did that from 6 weeks to 3 months, then stopped. It's rare now.
Engorgement will go away soon, once your supply regulates some more.
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mama02040608
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM
It's easier because most of the kinks get worked out by then. Your supply is established (still might have too much milk, but that will change soon), latch should be good, baby should be gaining weight and although it's still a full time job, it starts becoming almost enjoyable :)
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larissalarie
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:09 PM
Your supply is usually well established, you're getting the whole thing figured out, plus around then or shortly after the babies digestive system starts to regulate some so they go longer between feedings, plus they get more efficient at nursing so it doesn't take them as long to eat.
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