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What can I do to boost my supply...my daughter is two weeks old and I feel like i'm having difficulty satisfying her...any tips??
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1806883 tn?1458324604
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 :)
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171768 tn?1324233699
Stacey provided some great info!

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.
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179530 tn?1368940203
I agree. It sounds like a growth spurt!

Tell us how many stools you're seeing in 24 hrs? (her stools)
What color are they?

Right now we want to see around 4 runny mustard yellow stools w/ seedy like clusters.

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