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Thread: yet another new mom question...poopy diapers, and hindmilk?

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    Default yet another new mom question...poopy diapers, and hindmilk?

    Hello again everyone!

    We are doing so much better here now. DD is nursing every hour or two during the day and every 3-4 hours at night...she is latching on 9 times out of 10 without the shield now...and is making about 6 or so wet diapers a day. The LC/nurse at the Pedi said that wets were WAY more important right now than poopy diapers...but she only had one poopy one yesterday (granted it was a serious poopy diaper...all over EVERYTHING). Does this mean that she isn't getting enough hindmilk? If so, what would you suggest I do to get her more of it?

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    Default Re: yet another new mom question...poopy diapers, and hindmilk?

    sorry if you posted this somewhere else, but how old is your baby??
    How long does she nurse for at each feeding (on average?)
    The hindmilk is primarily what your body produces-
    The more she feeds, the more hindmilk that is produced.
    "the longer the time between feedings, the lower the fat content at the beginning of the next feeding. If feedings are closer together, you're starting off with a higher fat content(the hindmilk)" -quote from kellymom website. that site has a lot of great info on breastfeeding and other questions you might have

    I know that probably doesnt answer your question-let us know your babies age and maybe we can help on figuring the average output for her age! take care!


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    Default Re: yet another new mom question...poopy diapers, and hindmilk?

    she will be 2 weeks tomorrow.

    She nurses for anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 depends on her mood

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    Default Re: yet another new mom question...poopy diapers, and hindmilk?

    I am so glad to hear that you are getting things works out! Your story certainly shows that hard work and utilizing resources when starting out with breastfeeding really pays off!

    Here's some info on fore milk/hind milk that you might find helpful. http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fo...-hindmilk.html

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