Re: Pumping every 6hours/Baby getting diaper rash
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I think that one of the most common errors that moms make is thinking that when their baby has a problem, the cause must be what the baby is eating. This is especially hard for breastfeeding moms because they are taking so much responsibility for their babies' diet and health.
It is entirely normal for a baby to poop every time he eats, and for a baby to get diaper rash. Live in diapers and diaper rash is just one of those things that's going to happen. So instead of trying to change your baby's poop pattern by switching him entirely to a suboptimal food (formula), I would suggest trying different diaper management. Use more barrier cream. Change him more often. If he's in cloth diapers, try disposables, or vice versa. Avoid scented products- they can have chemicals which are very harsh on the baby's skin. Instead of using wipes to clean him after a poop, cleanse his bum with some warm water- my mom swears by giving a baby a nice rinse in the sink.
It's fine to pump every 6 hours and feed that milk to your baby. But please be aware that such long intervals between pump sessions are very likely to result in reduced supply.
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