Starting day one, I have had an ample milk supply, plenty for my LO. But in the last 4-5 days, I feel like my milk production is having a hard time keeping up with my 7week old little girl. I know several peopl say "your body is just getting used to your milk supply" and it will adjust to what your baby needs. But it seems like it now takes around 4 hours for my breasts to recharge after a feeding. Which doesn't match up to her feeding schedule of every 2.5 to 3 hrs. And it seems worse in the afternon/evening. She nurses well, but doesn't seem satisfied after her bedtime feeding, and therefore doesn't sleep very good. Can anyone tell me why this is happening???View Thread
Ok, I was feeling better about BFing, but now I'm starting to worry again... My baby girl will be three months old this weekend, and has just started taking 6oz each meal when she's at daycare and I don't know if I will be able to keep up!
I KNOW I'm not making that much; each time I pump (both at work or home), I struggle to fill a 4-5 oz bag. What can I do to boost my production? I feel like I make more on the weekends, when I am nursing her 100%, as opposed to using the pump during the week. Supplementing with formula wouldn't be the end of the world, but we tried to give her some a couple weeks ago and she flat refused it! Should I be trying to start her on solids / rice cereal? Seems to early... very lost and desperate, please help!View Thread
I just worry because she is on a 3 hr feeding schedule, and when I nurse her, it seems like it normally takes about 4 hrs for them to feel like there is anything there (still soft at three hrs). We are still trying; I'm not giving up!!!View Thread
My MIL is kind of weird about it, too. She seemed almost uncomfortable being in the same room with me AT HOME while Baby nursed. Since you have/had a good relationship with her, you might try to gently ask why it bothers her. Breastfeeding in public is not near as taboo as it used to be, but it could be that she still feels like it is inappropriate. Maybe she just needs to be introduced to a new way of thinking concerning BFing. GL and best wishes!View Thread