Re: Please, need help!! Baby girl is 5.5 months old, low milk supply for 3 days!!!
That sounds perfect! At 5.5 months it's very normal to skip a day or two when it comes to pooping. In fact, it's normal for an exclusively breastfed baby to go up to a week without pooping.
She poops once a day, large poop, a bit sticky. If she skips a days she poops twice the next. I counted 4-5 wet diapers during these past several days.
Yes, it's very normal for urine to be more concentrated at night. As babies start taking in less milk at night, their pee gets more concentrated at night. Some babies even start waking up dry when they discover how to hold their urine and avoid discomfort from a wet diaper.
Her night diaper is really heavy but more yellow (I would say too yellow! even if I nurse her 4-5 times a night and she does not go for more than 3.5 hours without nursing) than during a day.. is it normal?
As long as her weight gain and her diaper output remains normal, then it's quite likely to be teething that's causing the fussiness.
She's been fussy for the past month I believe because of teething.. Perhaps I am being paranoid but I think she does not get enough, always seems hungry. When I put her on a breast she would nurse a little then scream.. teething?
She may be unused to the new supply situation, which makes milk slightly harder to get. When you were pressing and getting a sprinkle of milk, that probably indicated that milk was really easy to get at because of an overabundant supply. Now she has to work a little harder- but the milk is still there.
Last night she could not nurse herself to sleep, she seemed to want more. I checked the breast and there was just a little (I know that a breast could not be empty at all but before when she used to stop nursing I would check my breast pressing a little and milk would sprinkle everywhere). Perhaps she wanted more foremilk?
Actually, milk supply is very flexible. It can be increased at any point. But it's common for supply to regulate down to match demand at around 4-6 months.
Interesting to learn that milk supply establishes around 4-6 month. I was told it establishes by 1 month
In my experience, once morning fullness disappears it's unlikely to come back. And I hate to sound like a broken record, but as long as you see adequate weight gain and diaper output there's no need to worry about supply, and no need to do anything to increase it.
So you are saying I will not experience morning fullness anymore? Or it is going to come back? Should I do something to increase my milk supply? I try to drink more and eat well, resting with my baby girl is almost impossible
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