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Great links - Thanks!
I agree with "Mummy." At one day old I as being oressured to feed, feed, feed and all my LO wanted to do is sleep! Thank goodness there is this LLL board!
Samantha: born 3 1/2 weeks early on Sept 2006 6lbs 4 oz 18 inches long with situs inversus totalis. Now a strong healthy little girl that wants to be a NICU doctor, loves her little sister and breastfeeds her dolls!
Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 2,200 oz
Alexandra: born 3 weeks early on July 2010 7lbs 8 oz 19.5 inches long.
Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 1,200
For information on becoming a Breastmilk Donor http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
As a postpartum nurse, I try to reassure parents (as well as some collogues) that a brand new baby can only hold about 5-7 ml in their little tummies. So often new parents have many many many people telling them diff things and I can see the frustration in their faces. I know they just want what is best for their LO's. The LC at my hospital recently gave us handouts with pictures of the size of LO's tummies and now I use that to show my parents and remind my collogues
there's also some pictures that show stomach capacity in the context of a baby bottle here:
scroll down to "infant's maximum stomach capacity"
Somewhat related, I can't get over the size of the bottles of formula at DD's daycare. Do these babies really drink 8-9 ounces of formula? (DD is the only breastfed baby)