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  1. #1
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    Default sucked dry

    Can the lo suck you dry been at it awhile and now she is fussin like she isn't getting anything.

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    Default Re: sucked dry

    No your breasts will alway have milk, it just is harder as the feedings lengthen. Make sure to switch breasts, babies will often switch to needing both in one feeding, and remember the during a growth spurt it will feel like to are switching back and forth constantly! But thats what your body need to be signaled to make more milk.
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    Default Re: sucked dry

    The faster the breast is emptied, the faster milk is made to replace it. It's like trying to empty a running faucet by drinking from it: it just can't be done.
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    Default Re: sucked dry

    You don't say how old your baby is but this is a good article about what is normal and expected in the early weeks: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing.html

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    Default Re: sucked dry

    she is over 0 weeks but was born at 37 weeks if that matters. Diaper output is good.

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    Default Re: sucked dry

    ^ do you mean over 10 weeks? if diaper output is good and weight gain good baby is getting plenty so no need to worry that you may be dry. Also a 10 week old will still nurse very frequently that is normal. Fussyness does not mean not enough milk. Babies are fussy for many reasons and for no reason at all (that we can figure out) sometimes.

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