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How to tell your baby is getting enough
I know that about 6-8 wet diapers a day, gaining weight good, not incredibly fussy is a good sign of a good breast milk supply, and Chloe gets about 6 wet diapers a day, I believe she's gaining weight good (she went from 8lbs 12ozs, down to 7lbs 11ozs, and up to 10lbs 2 ozs by her 3-4 week check up) I have a scale at home meant for measuring packages, but it's accurate down to the oz, so we weighed her sometime last week, she was 10lbs 11ozs, today I weighed her she was 10lbs 15ozs, so I think she's getting enough, but sometimes she does act fussy and eats quite a bit (to my knowledge she's not going through a growth spurt anymore) she'll usually eat analyze diapers every day worrying if she's getting enough, my breasts don't particularly feel "more full" before a feeding then softer after, nor do I feel the let down unless she goes a long while between feedings (when she goes a while between feeding, like at night, they usually get full enough to leak, which they don't anymore) should I keep weighing her weekly to make sure she is? I bought mothers milk tea just in case I get a supply issue, but she's not seeing her doctor til the 14th of March and I don't want her steadily losing weight until then and me not knowing it! Thanks!
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If it reassures you weigh her once or twice a week. It sounds like she is doing really well though and your body has adjusted to her needs, hence not feeling 'full' or your letdown quite so noticabley. Many babies have a 'cluster feeding' period during the day when they seem to be more fussy and eating frequently. All my babies did this from around 6 pm until 10 pm until they were about 12 weeks old. ( one formula fed , two breastfed)
At six weeks you may find she has another growth spurt and will feed more frequently again do you might find the tea useful then.
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Thanks so much I just hate the idea of waiting til her appt. to weigh her and find out she's losing, I'd feel terrible.
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