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  1. #11
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    Default Re: How to continue breastfeeding exclusively for 8 weeks ol

    Yep, you will need to offer the breasts lots if you want your supply to increase. Every 3 hours is not enough. Your doctor is not a breastfeeding specialist. Many newborns will nurse 18 times a day!

    My suggestion: Offer both sides every 1 hour while your baby is awake. At night, every 3 hours would be good. You may find your baby will be willing to feed, even when asleep. If you can't do every 3 hoursat night, allowing one 5-hour stretch of sleep at night should be OK. Sharing a bed with your baby can make nighttime feedings easier. We can give you info on safer bedsharing if you need it.
    Last edited by @llli*monika.h; October 2nd, 2012 at 10:02 PM.
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    Default Re: How to continue breastfeeding exclusively for 8 weeks ol

    All these posts are really encouraging, thanks again. I have started following these susgestions 2days before.i am slowing increasing the breast feeding sessions to 9-10 times and after nursing i will pump and also when baby is not nursing. Now the quantity i am pumping per session decreased very much is it normal? Also reducing formula by 1 oz per day.
    My baby used to sleep at my breast during night for a month now, so it will be great if you could share me 'safer bedsharing' details.

    thank you

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    Default Re: How to continue breastfeeding exclusively for 8 weeks ol

    When you're first nursing more and pumping more it's very normal for pump output to drop. But over time the frequent demand should translate into improved supply.

    Tips on safer bed-sharing:
    - Sleep surface should be firm. No water beds.
    - Sleep surface should be free of gaps that baby can roll into and become trapped in. This means that couches and chairs and other upholstered furniture is not acceptable for co-sleeping. Beds should not have gaps between the mattress and wall or headboard.
    - Baby should not be enveloped in fluffy bedding. A heavy, puffy blanket or lots of pillows- those are things you want to avoid.
    - Adults who share a bed with a baby must be free of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. They also must be free of sleep disorders like narcolepsy.
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    Default Re: How to continue breastfeeding exclusively for 8 weeks ol

    Here are a couple of useful links about co-sleeping safely. We use a co-sleeping crib (link to one very similar to give you and idea although prices do vary so do your research before investing in one) HTH

    http://kellymom.com/parenting/nighttime/familybed/

    http://www.babycenter.com/0_sleep-sh...7753.bc?page=1

    http://www.babysecurity.co.uk/catego...-Sleeping-Cot/
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    Default Re: How to continue breastfeeding exclusively for 8 weeks ol

    I don't think anybody's mentioned domperione or herbs yet to increase milk supply. These can assist and can actually help alot, but no replacement for frequent nursing and pumping.

    Domperidone is a prescription medication (at least where I live) and herbs can be bought over the counter.

    http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/conte...gename=doc-DGS

    http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/conte...ename=doc-HRMS

    Keep us posted.
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    Default Re: How to continue breastfeeding exclusively for 8 weeks ol

    It is now 2 weeks past...and I have really tried out all your valuable suggestions.
    I have Increased breast feeding upto 7-8 , pumping 6-7 on an average either after feeding or between intervals. Also reduced formula by 1 ounce in a day or two from then onwards.

    I am very happy that i found my supply has improved much . now i feed pumped milk(with spoon,luckily no bottle introduced yet) at times when i feel baby is too much hungry . Supplement now reduced to 2 oz per day. hope slowly i can discard this amount of supplement too with my own milk. Weight gain is normal.

    Also noticed recently he is hardly sucking at night, since i am also tired i am not getting up for pumping, so morning i feel full.

    request a suggestion at this point.

    thankyou
    Last edited by @llli*sha.mum; October 14th, 2012 at 12:09 PM.

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    Default Re: How to continue breastfeeding exclusively for 8 weeks ol

    A suggestion for what Mama? It sounds like you are doing great! What do you want help with?

    Way too lazy for formula

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    Also noticed recently he is hardly sucking at night, since i am also tired i am not getting up for pumping, so morning i feel full.
    I think this is what sha.mum would like suggestions on? I agree, you are doing great, and if you no longer needed to supplement baby at all, I would say don't worry about the nightime lack of vigorus sucking as long as baby was gaining well. But since you are still supplementing, and since that full feeling will decrease your production over time, here are a few suggestions in no particular order:
    1) Try ways to wake baby up better http://www.llli.org/docs/00000000000...py_newborn.pdf
    2) drink a big glass of water before you go to bed-needing to pee would help wake you more 'naturally' and you might not be as tired when you wake
    3) nurse more frequently so more overall is extracted during the night
    4) keep trying to dream feed baby-let baby hang out and nurse in sleep so he is longer at the breast.
    5) learn hand expression, easier to do in the middle of the night. You coudl even just hand express into a towel if you are too tired to get up and pump or express into a bowl. Yes you lose the expressed milk from that but your production and full feeling would be helped. http://www.llli.org/docs/00000000000...expression.pdf

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    Default Re: How to continue breastfeeding exclusively for 8 weeks ol

    This is wonderful news! I am so happy things are improving for you. I think if you keep doing what you're doing, you'll be able to get rid of the supplement all-together.

    For now I would suggest just enjoy your sleep and give your baby a good nurse in the morning.
    Canadian mom and breastmilk fan.
    We have 2 beautiful children: Luana who's 9 y/o, had breastmilk for 2 years and is smart as a whip. Lucas who came out kickin', is 4 y/o and continues to enjoy his milkies.

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    Default Re: How to continue breastfeeding exclusively for 8 weeks ol

    Thanks ladies.. and thankyou lllmeg for sharing the details, will try it out .

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