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Breastfeeding question Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
1st Mar '13

Is it normal for a newborn to seem to want to be on the b**b constantly? It seems like DD never gets full. Is she getting enough??

dungonenutz Due December 16; 2 kids; Rhode Island 1683 posts
1st Mar '13

Yes newborn=always on the b**b. Give it whenever he/she wants it. The babys just making your b**bs make the right amount of milk.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting jess m401:</b>" Yes newborn=always on the b**b. Give it whenever he/she wants it. The babys just making your b**bs make the right amount of milk."</blockquote>




Okay good. I just wanted to make sure she was getting enough. How long does this usually last? I'd like to make myself a sandwich at some point or something... Haha

Tani. 2 kids; California 1076 posts
1st Mar '13

You sound like me when my youngest DD was born. She was constantly and i mean CONSTANTLY on my poor b**bs. I was so confused and tired and when I brought it up to my doctor she was just like..."eh...that's normal." lol

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting jess m401:</b>" Yes newborn=always on the b**b. Give it whenever ... [snip!] ... she was getting enough. How long does this usually last? I'd like to make myself a sandwich at some point or something... Haha"


usually the first 5 ish days and then about every 3 weeks after that the baby goes through a "high needs period" that lasts a day or two - all very normal. Let her feed on demand

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tani.:</b>" You sound like me when my youngest DD was born. She was constantly and i mean CONSTANTLY on my poor b**bs. ... [snip!] ... my poor b**bs. I was so confused and tired and when I brought it up to my doctor she was just like..."eh...that's normal." lol"</blockquote>



It makes me so tired! I'm like, passing out as she's feeding! I feel like I've lost 10 lbs in the past two days... Lol.

dungonenutz Due December 16; 2 kids; Rhode Island 1683 posts
1st Mar '13

Ha. My dd is eight months old and it feels like just recently her b**b schedule isn't so scattered. Its annoying at times and draining or whatever but I'm so glad I stuck with it.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
1st Mar '13

It's totally normal for a newb. b**bs are the big comfort and provider for a newb. Food, sucking comfort, being close to mommy, nice and warm, all while nursing, who would want to give that up?!



When you get a few free minutes or have someone around have them make you some snacks like PB and crackers, sandwiches, cut up fruit, etc that you can easily snack on with one hand while nursing to keep up with your calories. And make sure you are drinking plenty.

Tani. 2 kids; California 1076 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tani.:</b>" You sound like me when my youngest DD was born. ... [snip!] ... It makes me so tired! I'm like, passing out as she's feeding! I feel like I've lost 10 lbs in the past two days... Lol."


Lol I totally know how you feel, haha...I couldn't get anything done in the beginning.

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
1st Mar '13

Completely normal, I made tons of PB&J's for myself for the first few days, loads of calories and....I had an irrational craving for them for an embarrassing amount of time :p. Make sure you keep a full cup of water next to you at all times and keep taking your prenatal (If you arent already). These things were my lyfe for the first week! Hah!

Tani. 2 kids; California 1076 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting White Chocolate Milk:" It's totally normal for a newb. b**bs are the big comfort and provider for a newb. Food, sucking comfort, ... [snip!] ... that you can easily snack on with one hand while nursing to keep up with your calories. And make sure you are drinking plenty. "


Sorry OT but your screen name reminds me of the White hot chocolate I had last night from starbucks...food-gasm

Just Niki 19 kids; Oregon 1456 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting jess m401:</b>" Yes newborn=always on the b**b. Give it whenever ... [snip!] ... she was getting enough. How long does this usually last? I'd like to make myself a sandwich at some point or something... Haha"</blockquote>




My 8 week old still wants to nurse 24/7.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
1st Mar '13

Thanks ladies!!! I'll just learn how to sleep sitting up! :)

Tani. 2 kids; California 1076 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" Thanks ladies!!! I'll just learn how to sleep sitting up! :)"


Or you could learn how to bf laying down! That didn't work for me though :( lol

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tani.:</b>" Or you could learn how to bf laying down! That didn't work for me though :( lol"</blockquote>



I thought about it, but I had a Csection so it hurts to lay on my side! :(