I have a three week old girl and she hasn't had any problems gaining weight. It seems like my breastmilk is not satisfying her though. I have read everything about what you can do to make your breastmilk more satisfying and filling but I am lucky if she lasts a half hour without being hungry again. I don't just feed her every time she cries either. I try everything else but it almost always ends up being that she is hungry again. I feed her on both sides until she ***** me dry and it just doesn't satisfy her. Should I supplement maybe once a day or something? Any advice?
Her sucking supposedly make you produce enough milk... is her weight on target according to the growth charts the pediatrician has? Also, are you making sure she su cks long enough on each side to get the "hind milk"? Has it been the case all three weeks that you think she is not satisfied, or did it just begin? (I'm thinking growth spurt if so.)
You might try posting this question over on the breastfeeding forum (if you haven't), where Andi is such an expert. There is also La Leche League, they have people in practically every town. And if your hospital hooked you up with a lactation specialist when you were there, you might give her a call.
thanks. I guess I will just wait a bit longer and see i start producing more. I also read feeding her on the same side a few times in a row will help her get more hind milk. then switch to the other side for a few feedings...then to the other side again for a few...
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.