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12699098 tn?1427516440

breastfeeding

So my baby is 2 weeks old I've been just breastfeeding him but I don't think he's getting full because he cries and wants to be fed all day. I really don't want to formula feed him but I just wonder if that will make him full.
He was 6.7 when he was born and now he's 7.3 so I feel like he's eating a lot maybe its just comfort sucking . idk I'm just going crazy because he literally doesn't let me do anything because he wants to eat allll the time.
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You should probably try using the breast pump? That way he's still getting the nutrients from breast feeding and you know exactly how much they're drinking.. I'm pregnant with my first but I heard a lot of ppl mentioning this to me :)
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My son was the exact same way. And you are right, its comfort sucking but to be sure you are depriving, you just have to give in and give baby what they want. Breast is best and I'm so glad I stuck with it. Its not easy but the reward of bonding and nurturing your sweet baby is so worth it in the long run. My advice to help is look into the dvd or book, happiest baby on the block. Very helpful and informative when your little one is fussy after a feeding. Some may say its colic and you just have to live that out. Or try some crazy diet changes which are never easy to follow. The dvd will save your life, trust me! Check out your local library or order it from amazon for $12. Hang in there and baby and you will end up loving it and the day you stop, you'll miss it so much. Don't forget to call the le leche league if you have any worries. Your baby is gaining and ill bet has messy diapers. Those are your strong indicators that baby is getting milk.
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Babies love to cluster feed in the first few weeks. My girl wanted to eat every hour some days. They grow really fast in the first two months. Also at 2 weeks old, their tummies can only really hold 1-2oz of milk at a time (I'm sure you are at least producing that much) and breastmilk is digested easily so they get hungry faster. Try to push through and it will get better. I know it's hard feeling like baby is permanently attached to your breast but it will get better. As the previous poster said, if they have enough wet/dirty diapers and are gaining weight then everything is just fine. Good luck!
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I agree with Ren0o. Try pumping breast milk and feeding by bottle as well as naturally. My little girl is 5 weeks and she too had a day where she wanted to drink all day and it was too painful as my nipples didn't get to rest and I was afraid she wasn't drinking enough. Now every 2nd feeding I bottle feed her to make sure she's drinking enough and let me tell you, everything went so much better from there. She'll even sleep from 3 to 5 hours during the night. Another thing, please make sure you eat enough as this can also cause your milk to become "blue" as we call it. Blue milk isn't filling at all... dummies are also very helpful when they're comfort sucking. Hope this helped and good luck!
12699098 tn?1427516440
Thank you guys :) I do pump and he does have a lot of wet/ dirty diapers . I know I'll continue to breastfeed him . I'm just going a little crazy lol
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Id try a breast pump luv to see how much your actually producing at 1 time try to bottle feed with the breast milk if you dont have enough milk which was thebsame case with my daughter formula will just have to do and will definitely fill him up
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I would recommend looking into your local La Leche League group. It is a group for women and is led by educated and experienced women. My Mom was a leader for a number of years before and after she had my little sister, her sixth child. I was about 10 at the time and used to attend meetings with her. I remember it being a very welcoming and non judgemental place to learn. I m pregnant with my first baby and am going to join my local chapter when my baby is born. They have a website and you can find what location is closest to you. They also often have contact information for the leaders if you have any questions not answered by the website.
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First off baby is cluster feeding due to his age.  Continue nursing to keep up supply.   Secondly a pump is not a good indicator of supply.   I've met women who can breastfeed but won't pump an ounce.   A pump isn't going to be accurate idea of productive or even how much baby is eating.   Baby is in complete control at the breast to often bottle feed babies are over fed because the can't control flow or amount.   Look up pace bottle feeding to give you the best idea on how to bottle feed the breast Fed baby. Bottle feeding can affect the way baby will latch or even nurse at the breast.
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Your baby can get more milk out than the pump its normal for your baby as long as he is gaining weight he's eating. He might just want the comfort
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Newborns nurse constantly for the first 6-8 weeks. Every 1.5-2 hours is totally normal.
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Not being able to do anything,  is the perfect explanation of being a new mom. Totally normal!  :) hang in there momma!  

But, my son was similar.  But I had to bottle feed, so I knew how much he was getting & he would always want more until he was beyond full.  He used to vomit regardless of how much he ate, & would still want more.  The pediatrician said he could have heartburn. (I have stomach issues also so I wasn't shocked)  & suggested I elevate him when he slept & gave him heartburn meds  & it helped.
Maybe your Lil guy has  heartburn/indigestion? Just an thought. :)

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