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Old 01-15-10, 05:13 PM
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congrats on the new baby!! At this age nursing makes them tired because they are so little and not very strong yet. the more he nurses the stronger his jaw will get and the more he will be able to get out at each nursing. Until then I would just let him let him nurse on demand (even if it's every 30 min) and he will wake up and let you know when he is hungry. And the way to know if he is getting enough is to do a diaper count. If he is having 6-8 wet diaper a day then he is getting plenty. and the poopy diapers count as wet ones as well.
also don't supplement with formula because it will make it take even longer to get your milk to come in!

congrats again!
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Old 01-15-10, 10:28 PM
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Oh, I remember those days too! It was so frustrating b/c even while we were still in hospital, she was always falling sleep after only a couple minutes & the nurses kept getting on me about how she wasn't eating enough. I think when we go home, I would do the strip down thing, tickle her feet, wipe her feet or back with a cool cloth. Sometimes I think setting her bare back on the boppy pillow woke her up a bit b/c the fabric felt cool from being the AC I guess.
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Old 01-16-10, 09:20 AM
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We did great all day and evening until last night around 11pm. That's when he wakes up and wants to party! He ate every 2 hours all day and early evening, then at 9:45, 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, and then I gave him 2 oz of formula and he slept till 4am (and so did i
 
). It's then I realized that my torpedo boobs are now full of milk-- so full, that he couldn't latch on to one side. So we did 4am, 7am, and i'm off to feed him again before i pump like he!!.
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I don't miss those days - I too am big and could only do football hold (although I figured out across the chest with Kaitlyn). I ended up engorged with mastisis with Ashley and learned to pump often with Kaitlyn - keep that pump handy - it will all calm down eventually! Nad if formula at night is something you want to do, the boobs will figure it out. Good luck!
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Old 01-16-10, 05:02 PM
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sounds like your making plenty of milk for him!! babies tend to tank up before a long sleep so if you notice him all of a sudden nursing every 30 min he may be getting ready to sleep for a few hours.
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