Re: HELP. Don't want to quit
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You should never base your thoughts about baby's nursing efficiency on a single weigh-feed-weigh measurement. How much milk a baby drinks at a feeding will vary a lot, based on when he feeds, how hungry he is, when he fed last, where he is (many babies nurse less when in a strange location like the LC's office), how full the breast is, etc. If you're really worried about your baby's milk intake, I suggest doing the following:
1. Stop letting him STTN. More nursing at night will boost your supply and may result in less need for nursing during the day.
2. Watch his diaper output. Good pee/poop output = normal milk input.
3. Keep an eye on his weight. A baby who is continuing to gain weight at a normal rate is getting enough to eat.
4. If you're on any form of hormonal contraception, consider whether or not you can get on board with a non-hormonal option. Hormonal contraception can and often does screw with supply!
5. See a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC.
6. Consider renting a scale for home use. One weigh-feed-weigh measurement tells you very little, but several days' worth of data can tell you a lot!
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