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Breastfeeding tip : Recognising a growth spurt

* You feel as though you haven't got enough
* Baby getting upset at the breast (though can be a sign of other common problems)
* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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Post by happy_chick on Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:14 pm

I have a daughter who is 1 week old today, im really finding breastfeeding hard work & so demanding.

From 4am until 7am this morning Ellie was constantly stuck to my boobs... everytime I moved her away or changed boobs she just screamed. Im sure she's just using me as a dummy to comfort her or something, infact im seriously considering sticking a dummy in her mouth see if it keeps her quiet?!

Is this normal? She cant be still hungry? How long is this gunna go on for, im desperate for some sleep and I wudnt mind if she was sleeping inbetween but she just seems to constantly want to feed & scream when shes not feeding?

Any help/advice appreciated Smile


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Post by Natasha on Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:14 pm

Sounds very normal to me :aww:

I found the first few weeks very demanding, my nipples really hurt, Oli would feed for 5 mins and then 10 mins later she was back on, its hard work.

Do you co sleep? I know its not for everyone, but this was my life saver! She could feed off my in the night and I still got a lot more sleep.

They have tiny little tummys, breastmilk will fill her quickly, but its also digested much quicker than formula, the body finds it much easier to digest breastmilk and uses all that great goodness for the body straight away!

She will be feeding a lot because of that and because she will be building your supply to match her needs, I would say by 5-6 weeks your breasts would of settled and you will have more of a routine with feeding.

From now until then it is very demanding, but also very rewarding when you get through it.

How about you spend say an hour or more in the day, layed down on your bed, with your top off, your babys clothes off and stick a dvd on.

Skin to skin is brilliant, she will be close to you and you may even get some kip this way.

I know when I did it, it really helped.

It will get easier :bighug:

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Post by Natasha on Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:15 pm

Also your body works on a supply and demand basis, it is important to feed her in these early weeks when she wants it, feeding on demand is the best thing you can do so your supply will settle by 6 weeks.

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:47 pm

nothing to add really great advice given,
it does get easier in time it took a painfull 6 weeks for me but well worth it! xxx :aww:

congrats she is beautiful! xx
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Post by ldnug on Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:16 pm

I did give a dummy to my first but he fed really well and just wanted additional comfort.

With my second she was a grazer in the first few weeks and really was feeding every hour for 5-10 mins.

It will get easier and you can co-sleep (if you are comfortable with this) or if you do not have other kiddies spend an hour or so in bed in the middle of the day.

It will get easier though - we have all surived these tough first weeks!

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Post by jools on Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:05 pm

Hiya happy_chick! :wave: :aww:

Nothing I can add but just wanted to be another to assure you it WILL get easier!

I agree with the getting lied on your bed idea! I got a lot more sleep that way! Very Happy
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Post by nichola on Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:31 pm

Hi :wave:

This is normal behaviour for a new born baby. They do comfort suck ALOT!!

This has 2 reasons firstly they find being at the breast very calming it really reduces the baby's stress level and this is important as they can find adjusting to being out of the womb very stressful.

Also as has been mentioned all the stimulation of your breasts will cause more milk producing hormones to be released and build up your milk supply.

Try to remember that this stage will not last long as your baby grows and your milk supply becomes established it will get easier lots of :aww: in the meantime.
See this as your babymoon stage forget house work going shopping even restrict visitors (unless they want to help do houswork!) enjoy the time you are sitting nursing your baby it makes you rest and helps you recover from the birth.

Breastfeeding is not easy to start with but it is worth it and it wont be like this the whole time promise :aww:

Nichola x

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Post by happy_chick on Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:28 pm

Just wanted to update you all to say that im still feeding and its going really well! Very Happy

So for anyone thats finding it hard at the beginning - stick at it cos if i can do it so can u Very Happy
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Post by jools on Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:04 am

Brilliant Jo - you've made it through the hardest part! cheers :cheer: bliss

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Post by kay on Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:23 am

:aww: Brilliant news! bliss

Glad everything has worked out :bighug:

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Post by angpixi on Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:23 pm

hello! well done for sticking at it! it does get easier x x x :boob: :boob:
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Post by nichola on Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:56 pm

Glad to hear that things are better Very Happy

Well done on getting through the hard part cheers

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:56 pm

glad its ok now hun Well Done You!!!!!! :aww:
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Post by happy_chick on Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:25 pm

Thanks everyone Very Happy
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Post by Natasha on Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:22 pm

Thats brilliant news!

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