make sure your demand feeding, so when ever shes hungry let her feed, each time you feed her make sure you have at least one glass of water every feed feed. breast milk goes thru them pretty quickly so if you havent breastfed before you may think your not producing enough, its more easily digested than formula, so they generally feed alot more, formula fed babies can go up to 3 hrs until they want another feed, breastfed babies can want a feed every 1 1/2 hrs, especially when they're new born and having a growth spurt, also make sure your letting her fully drain one side as this will ensure shes getting the hind milk which has all the cream and fat in it, to keep them full, usually a good 20/30 min on a side before offering the next, you may find that she will only suckle about 5 min on the otherside or may want to feed for another 20 min on that side as well, its a great time to just sit and relax and read a mag etc :)
if you feel like she is never satisfied she may be either cluster feeding at night (some babies do that for a few hours and in theory sleep a longer stretch) or she may be hitting a growth spurt, which often happens around 2 weeks. It seems like the baby does nothing but nurse for a couple of days. This serves as a natural way to boost your supply to meet her growing needs. Babies will often be extra sleepy in the following days as they are busy growing. As long as she has plenty of wet and soiled diapers, you are probably making enough and doing well.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.