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Thread: Poor nursing

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Default Poor nursing

    My sweet daughter does not seem to be breasfeeding as well as she has been today. She is not able to feed as long and I worried that something is wrong. We visited with the lactation consultant yesterday and she had gained back almost 4 ounces in two days, so has been doing quite well on the breast milk. Her diaper output has been okay so far today, but I am worried that she is not getting enough. I have been feeding her on demand, do you think that there is anything to be worried about.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Default Re: Poor nursing

    How old is your baby?
    Does she have a fever or seem stuffed up or anything?

    If it's just today, I wouldn't worry, but if it continues, then it may be a problem.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006

    Default Re: Poor nursing

    Did you work on your latch when you saw the lc? It is possible that she isn't feeding as long because she is being more effecient.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Default Re: Poor nursing

    I agree with the PP that your LO may be getting more effecient at nursing. Also, from what I have read on this forum, it is not uncommon for your LO to have days where she will nurse a lot more or a lot less. Just watch the diaper output. You are doing a great job!
    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

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