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The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting JekkaLynn:" It has been 2 years since I had my daughter and I can't remember what her nursing was like for the first ... [snip!] ... can get him to accept my breast again....I am just too tired to remember if this is normal and my breast are ready to explode!"

Just wait until he hits his first growth spurt in a couple of days. He won't want to get off the b**b!! And as the other person said, count his wet diapers. I think he should have more than 6 pretty wet ones.

Heather ♥ 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2429 posts
1st Jun '13

8 weeks EBF as of yesterday and it will be 2mo on the 5th :D i am so proud of myself lol

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting Cute&Wicked:" He's only had 8 0z the past few days:o I'm gonna decrease by 2 oz every few days. he's nursing more ... [snip!] ... he's sleeping more through the night. I'd like to be done with formula by the time we go to visit my parents in a few weeks"

I see no reason you can't be done easily within a week. If he is nursing 12 times a day like you say - you could just drop the 8 oz like dream said & just monitor that he maintains enough wetting via diapers. When dropping supplements they do act fussy because they are waiting for your supply to catch up, but generally it is nothing more than the fussing you get at growth spurt times.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting The Blissful Six:" Just wait until he hits his first growth spurt in a couple of days. He won't want to get off the b**b!! ... [snip!] ... to get off the b**b!! And as the other person said, count his wet diapers. I think he should have more than 6 pretty wet ones."

4-6 in disposables & 8 or more in cloth. Wet means 45 ml of fluid - so that is about 3 tablespoons. My kids were pretty on target - one for every day they are old until you hit the 5 day mark & then it is 4-6 per day. You often get far more than that, but as long as you hit that minimum target you are in the good zone & any more after is a bonus (if you can call diaper changes a bonus). They also should poop at least once daily for the first 3 weeks. After that they can go a week or more, but until then, lack of poop in the early weeks can be a sign of poor milk transfer.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting JekkaLynn:" It has been 2 years since I had my daughter and I can't remember what her nursing was like for the first ... [snip!] ... can get him to accept my breast again....I am just too tired to remember if this is normal and my breast are ready to explode!"


for some babies that is normal, although I would still encourage you to offer the breast frequently, even if he doesn't nurse long or ends up refusing it. My first son nursed at least every hour for the first 8 months and nursed every 1-2 hours the first 12m+



my second one goes MUCH longer between nursing, so it was very strange to me. Like yours, he would often go a good 3-4 hours between nursing. As long as the baby is generally happy / content and gaining weight and hitting milestones, eating every 4 hours is normal for some. I would try not to let it go longer than 4 hours between though except for 1 long stretch at night, if he naturally sleeps a long stretch then too.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting Heather ♥:" 8 weeks EBF as of yesterday and it will be 2mo on the 5th :D i am so proud of myself lol"


congrats!

*Audree* 18 kids; Asotin, Washington 2345 posts
2nd Jun '13

7 months yesterday! We JUST introduced some solids and naturally he is devouring them like no tomorrow. he's a big boy!

jes☆ 3 kids; Arizona 31532 posts
2nd Jun '13

I am at 15 days EBF! I had my baby May 18th. Nursing is going really well. She is already above her birth weight.



Btw I am Jes, and my baby is Chloe, I nursed my middle son till 26 months.

Lady Blumensh9 33 kids; Yachats, Oregon 1524 posts
3rd Jun '13

15 months of breastfeeding and going strong. :D



Never a dull moment with a bucket head. ;)
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[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Lady Blumensh9:" 15 months of breastfeeding and going strong. :D Never a dull moment with a bucket head. ;) "


haha those pictures are too cute

JekkaLynn Due May 19; 17 kids; Ontario 282 posts
3rd Jun '13

So my little one is nursing a lot better now. He gained back all the weight he lost and then gained 4 oz on top of that. He is still sleeping a lot but he isn't even a week old yet so that is normal.

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Lady Blumensh9:" 15 months of breastfeeding and going strong. :D Never a dull moment with a bucket head. ;) "


Cute pictures! :D

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting JekkaLynn:" So my little one is nursing a lot better now. He gained back all the weight he lost and then gained 4 oz on top of that. He is still sleeping a lot but he isn't even a week old yet so that is normal. "


Sounds totally normal to me. Neither of my babies slept a lot as newborns & I wonder what was wrong becuase I have known many others who did. I think with newbs we just never know what to expect & they are all different. If he is gaining well & pooping & peeing fine, I wouldn't worry over it.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
4th Jun '13

We earned our 9 month ribbon today!

Lady Blumensh9 33 kids; Yachats, Oregon 1524 posts
6th Jun '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" We earned our 9 month ribbon today!"

Congrats, momma.