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    Dublin
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    I don't think I'm producing enough milk.

    Baby just doesn't seem to be getting full and he's draining me dry on both sides.

    What can I do?


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    This is perfectly normal. Remember, you are never completely empty. Your body makes milk even as he is nursing. Make sure to include fats in your diet. If you are having cravings go with them. Mine were cheese and eggs. As long as the diaper count is good, and he is healthy and growing, he is getting enough. This 6 week growth spurt is the hardest for most.
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    Just keep nursing him! We've all been there....
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    Dublin, I'm on my 3 week growth spurt, and I'm feeling the same way. I feel like I'm about ready to throw in the towel.
    These ladies are right though, I think! Although everyone tells me, "you feed him too much"... I try to explain the growth spurt, and feel empty.
    I'm going to a new mom support group tomorrow, to see what I can do.
    Do you have anything like that in your area?
    Michelle




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    Liam Archer 12/30/08 12:53pm
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    Michelle,

    I'll check around to see if there is something like that - maybe even a La Leche Meeting. I need to do something because he is nursing all the time and I don't even have a chance to pump so I can get some "me" time. Very, very frustrating!


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    Dublin, I'm in the same position... I had to rest my salad on him today to eat lunch, cuz I couldn't even get a minute!

    I will let you know how my meeting goes tomorrow, and if they had any tips for us.
    Michelle




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    Hi! It's hard, we all know it!!! I just answered your question on shellg76's post on the depleting supply ?... what I said to her will pertain to you too.
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    Likely you are producing just fine. It is very rare not too be. Hang in there things will ease up soon. The hardest thing about breastfeding is self doubt. If he has enough wet diapers its just doubt.
    When you cannot stand, He will bear you in his arms. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow.
    Our Father will either sheild you from suffering, or He will give you strength to bear it.
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    And don't forget, babies nurse for other reasons, not just hunger. It may be that some of the time that he is nursing, he is doing it for comfort. As he gets a little older, you'll be better able to recognize when he is really hungry and when it is just for comfort, or because he is sleepy, etc. There are sometimes when the only way I can get my DD (10+ months) to sleep is to let her nurse, and I know she's not really hungry
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