Re: Having Trouble Starting
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby!
I'd like to that nurse who suggested formula. In the first few days of breastfeeding, the amount of colostrum that a mom produces is quite small, and that is normal. As long as the baby is passing her meconium (those first, tar-black poops) and is being nursed on demand or every 2-3 hours during the day and every 3-4 at night, there is no reason to think baby needs more than what mom is producing. It's very important to nurse frequently, because it is the constant stimulation of the breast by the baby which causes milk to be produced in large quantities.
Your baby is now 4 days old. Is your milk in yet? It usually takes between 2-5 days after childbirth for milk to arrive. You'd know if it was because you would be able to express drops of creamy yellowish-white liquid onto the surface of the nipple. Many moms expect that they will suddenly feel engorged as their milk "comes in", but this may not happen and is not necessary for successful breastfeeding.
Do you have a lactation consultant, perferably an IBCLC, available to you? If so, I would see her as soon as possible for some hands-on help and evaluation of what is going on with you and your baby.
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