Re: Lopsided, no weight gain, and constipation
with the PP. When you're concerned about weight gain, you want to nurse a lot more than 6-7 times a day.
It's okay to max out your milk production at 25 oz per day. Peak breastmilk consumption is usually in the 25-30 oz/day range: http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/milkcalc/ Breastfed babies consume the most milk in infancy, and the quantity of milk they require does not actually increase after that point. It's a big difference between breastfed and formula-fed babies: formula-fed babies tend to take bigger and bigger bottles as the year goes on, while breastfed babies keep their intake the same.
Getting your period back does not mean that you're going to dry up. Milk supply doesn't dry up unless weaning is occurring (i.e. Baby is nursing less and mom is going longer between feedings- it's a process, not a single event), mom is pregnant, or mom is taking a medication (e.g. hormonal contraception) which has a negative impact on milk supply. In the absence of the former, you will continue to make milk as long as you continue to nurse.
A baby should never get bottles of juice. The sugars in juice are super-bad for her teeth. If you're going to give baby a bottle, it should contain breastmilk (ideal), water, or formula (if you're out of breastmilk). You want to avoid formula if at all ssible because it tends to have a constipating effect, and your baby already has problems in that department.
Back off the solids, nurse as much as possible, and don't worry too much!
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