Re: A few concerns (SEEKING OPINIONS/EXPERIENCE)..
Welcome Mamma, you have come to the right place.
many mothers nurse from one side per feeding, then if the baby takes a full a satisfying feeding, uses the other side for the next feeding two hours later. that way your breasts regulate to meet the demands of your baby.
Just like your left hand and your right hand are not the same, so too with your breasts.
Your baby may prefer one breast more and she may fuss and get "angry" at the other but she will learn to overcome life's little obstacles by nursing from both breasts equally through out the day.
if she is being nursed 10-12 times a day, nursing from one side per feeding, if after what seemed like a full feeding she fusses more, nurse her more.
the more she nurses the more milk you produce.
the breast is never completely empty and you body makes most of your milk while the baby nurses.
your LO will probably have an explosive poop sometime today.
however if she does not move her bowels soon talk to your doctor just to play it safe.
wet diapers usually out number the poops. but most babies at one month of age that are exclusively breastfed have 4 or more poops per day. then as they get older, around 3 months or so, the number of poops per day drops but the volume per poop goes way up.
Last edited by @llli*esthervegan; July 6th, 2011 at 04:58 AM.
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