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Really just need some support

I have been breastfeeding for 6 weeks and my supply just keep going up and down so much. I been thinking about not doing it anymore. One day it can be great next day barely have anything.  What to do?
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May I ask how you are judging your supply?

It is easy to think there is a supply problem, or to worry about it, when there is no reason.  (I've done this myself...I breastfeed at home and pump while I'm at work and I worry when I pump less on certain days.)

As long as your baby is making a normal number of wet/dirty diapers and is gaining weight at a healthy rate, then there is no cause for concern.

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He is eating almost every hour and gets frustrated and suck hishand and cry.
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If you have a pump try power pumping. Its a good way to keep up your supply and save some too
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That's nit good that he is getting frustrated and sucking his hand. My best advice is definitely don't give up! Call lactation consultant at your hospital tomorrow! Maybe baby is having a latching problem or something but this sounds like something that with the right help.And support you and baby can overcome! :-) hang in there momma it can challenging but it is sooo worth it. Good luck
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Also at 6 weeks roughly babies go through a growth spurt again and eat like crazy every hour is not unreasonable breastfeeding. My son ate every 45 minutes to an hr. And if given formula 4 oz every two hrs! At that age.
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Are you drinking enough water ??

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