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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 jools on Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:57 pm

I am thinking I have read somewhere before that supply can drop when you are pregnant? Well Brody has only been having a tiny feed at bedtime for a few months now so I would have thought it had dropped quite alot anyway but the last 2 nights Brody has had a couple of sucks then just pulls away and wants his dummy and bed!

At first I thought maybe he wasn't getting anything anymore but I'm now thinking maybe this is just him slowly self weaning? But my worry is, what if in a few nights he goes back to wanting a longer feed again? Will there still be anything there?! I'm pretty sure there isn't much there anyway!
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Post by kay on Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:01 pm

no help, but heres a :bighug:

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Post by kay on Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:05 pm

Actually, i can help lol.
have a nosy here

http://www.kellymom.com/nursingtwo/faq/index.html

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Post by jools on Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:48 am

It won't let me open it for some reason :iconsad:
Thanks anyway hun :aww: :aww:
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Post by Natasha on Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:38 pm

http://www.kellymom.com/nursingtwo/faq/16milkchanges.html

That might open hun x

I just wanted to say though, at the moment I think possibly hes weaning himself, I think if you didn't have enough and he wanted some he would be at your breast longer and getting frustated, if hes chilled out and quite happy to go bed like that, then just follow what he wants, if he does say 3 days on want more, it will be case of trying to get your supply up again which I am sure he can do anyway.

But personaly I wouldn't worry, he sounds happy to me.



When your milk supply begins to decrease, your nursling may respond by increasing or decreasing nursing frequency. Your child will most likely make up for decreased milk intake by eating more solids (indeed, increased solid food intake is one way that pregnant moms might track a decrease in milk supply). You can go ahead and encourage increased solid foods - just keep in mind that if your baby is under a year, milk should be his/her primary source of nutrition. As long as your baby is gaining weight adequately and nursing at least 3-4 times a day, he/she is unlikely to need an additional source of milk (see Is my older baby getting enough milk?).

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Post by Kasia80 on Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:12 pm

yep, its cos estrogen talking simply. you produce it now to keep being preg, but it has bad effect of milk supply. Ususally it hits hard in 1st trimester, and eases up later. Could be taste changed and Brody disslikes it a bit so nurses less.
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Post by jools on Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:18 pm

Thanks everyone :aww:

I definately think he is just weaning himself off now. The last 3 nights he's just had a few sucks then happy to go down and ..........fall asleep on his own!!! affraid 3 nights in a row affraid I was so shocked!

I'm still a little sad it's all coming to an end :iconsad: But happy he is choosing for himself Very Happy
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Post by kay on Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:29 pm

I'm still a little sad it's all coming to an end But happy he is choosing for himself

thats a lovely attitude Julie :aww:
and no long till it all starts again Wink cheers

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Post by nickyjones on Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:40 pm

That sounds like Ellie was when she weaned herself. Because she had been only having a couple of sucks and then going down for a few nights. I tried not offering the breast (happy to have done so if she asked for it), however she just happily went to bed and made no indication of wanting the breast. I know how sad it feelds but at the same time happy that it was her choice and really proud of her.

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Post by jools on Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:00 pm

Thankyou :aww: :aww: :aww:
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Post by jools on Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:38 pm

kay wrote:
I'm still a little sad it's all coming to an end But happy he is choosing for himself

thats a lovely attitude Julie :aww:
and no long till it all starts again Wink cheers

cheers
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Post by piesmummy2006 on Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:48 pm

kay wrote:
I'm still a little sad it's all coming to an end But happy he is choosing for himself

thats a lovely attitude Julie :aww:
and no long till it all starts again Wink cheers

i agree! :aww:
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Post by Helen on Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:34 pm

piesmummy2006 wrote:
kay wrote:
I'm still a little sad it's all coming to an end But happy he is choosing for himself

thats a lovely attitude Julie :aww:
and no long till it all starts again Wink cheers

i agree! :aww:

i agree too :aww:
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Post by Natasha on Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:34 pm

:aww: Aww wont be long before your doing it again hun

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Post by jools on Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:01 pm

Well what I was worrying about happened! He has gone back to staying on until I have to take him off as he's fallen asleep! Luckily supply doesn't seem to be a problem! cheers cheers
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Post by piesmummy2006 on Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:49 pm

awwww bless him! xxxxxxx :aww:
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Post by kay on Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:13 pm

Aww bless him! :aww:

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