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How much should a newborn have? Lorelei's Mommy ♥ 1 child; Scotts Valley, CA, United States 1463 posts
18th Nov '12

My friend just had a baby and hes wondering typically how much breast milk should a new born have? Shes 2 days. The DR told him/them 20ml.. and he thinks thats not enough.
thoughts?

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
18th Nov '12

Is she not nursing? NBs dont need much bm at all. Just feed them what they want. But she really should be nursing the baby it will help her supply.

Lorelei's Mommy ♥ 1 child; Scotts Valley, CA, United States 1463 posts
18th Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" Is she not nursing? NBs dont need much bm at all. Just feed them what they want. But she really should be nursing the baby it will help her supply."

yes.. but i guess shes only nursing 15 minutes and the dr. told them it should be 15 each side.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
18th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lorelei's Mommy ♥:</b>" yes.. but i guess shes only nursing 15 minutes and the dr. told them it should be 15 each side."</blockquote>




She doesn't need a clock. Her baby will tell her when she needs to eat. Just tell her to let the baby nurse on demand. Babies don't run by a clock. They run by body signals and cues. Yes she hold offer often but let baby eat as much or as long as he/she wants :)

£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20867 posts
18th Nov '12
Quoting Lorelei's Mommy ♥:" yes.. but i guess shes only nursing 15 minutes and the dr. told them it should be 15 each side."



that is horrible advice. it is not a certain amount of time per side :?

Melissa Eager Due November 30; 33 kids; Michigan 81 posts
18th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lorelei's Mommy ♥:</b>" yes.. but i guess shes only nursing ... [snip!] ... by a clock. They run by body signals and cues. Yes she hold offer often but let baby eat as much or as long as he/she wants :)"</blockquote>




Totally agree!

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
18th Nov '12

Tell her to ask for a lactation consultant. Drs are dumb sometimes when it comes to Bfing.

Manda♥Bella 1 child; Midland, WA, Australia 29288 posts
19th Nov '12

my daughter only fed 5 minutes at a time as a newbie and she grew fine.



the amount of time doesnt indicate how much baby is getting

Cheyenne&Tanner's Mama 2 kids; Alabama 9030 posts
19th Nov '12

Time and ounces are irrelevantthe when nursing. Wet diapers and how the baby is acting is what's important.