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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 15:23 PM   1
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Been nursing for 6 hours straight!!!


My little girl is a true boob monster and I think she likes to comfort suck as well as feed. However, last night in bed she was like a crazy vampire child....I put my finger in her mouth and was terrified to stick my nipple in there with the force she was sucking with!! Anyway we got through the night relatively unscathed but today she has fed and napped a couple of times but she woke up at 3pm and has been sucking ever since! 6 hours non stop sucking!! My nipples seem to be standing up to the job at the minute but i was just wondering if this is normal? Could it mean she is not getting enough milk? Every time I Try to take her off....even just to change her nappy she kicks up a fuss until I put her back on! Im sitting here thinking about how else to amuse myself and have decided we are going to bath her and I'm taking her up to bed to see if she'll fall asleep. Don't really know what else to do.

Is this normal? Is there a chance I'm not producing enough t satisfy her? She has had 4 dirty nappies today so I would have thought that was a good sign? I'm so confused and tired.....



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 15:44 PM   2
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Don't worry, you're producing the exact amount she needs, it works on a supply & demand basis, baby feeding tells your body to make more milk so the more you feed, the more you produce! As long as she's getting plenty of wet & dirty nappies then she's getting enough!

It's probably a growth spurt, they can be quite frequent in the early days & cluster feeding or constant feeding is totally normal during them!



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 15:51 PM   3
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Don't worry, you're producing the exact amount she needs, it works on a supply & demand basis, baby feeding tells your body to make more milk so the more you feed, the more you produce! As long as she's getting plenty of wet & dirty nappies then she's getting enough!

It's probably a growth spurt, they can be quite frequent in the early days & cluster feeding or constant feeding is totally normal during them!
Ditto! Lol.

Don't worry, you're doing just fine and everything is perfectly normal. Hard at times I know, but persevere and it's the best reward

Flake-y.... Ur LO has a fab birth date!! Xx



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 16:00 PM   4
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Ok, thanks for the reassurance ladies



 
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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 08:24 AM   5
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There suction is crazy powerful at first isn't it?? I was amazed at how hard my LO would suck or bite down. Shes nowhere near that bad now



 
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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 08:27 AM   6
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Freya went 8 hours once. zzzzz!



 
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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 08:53 AM   7
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i had this last week. 5pm to 9pm lol. prolly 1 week spurt for my guy.



 
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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 12:12 PM   8
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Pleased to hear I'm not alone!! And also pleased to hear that the force of suction decreases - I cannot believe such a tiny person can suck that hard!!! Ha! She's at it again today too - we've been sat on the couch since 3pm feeding and she is still going strong! I thought she was comfort sucking but she came off herself before and she had milk dribbling down her chin so guess she's still feeding!

I swaddled her last night when we went to bed, which I have never done before, and she slept like a dream....got a good 4 hour stretch! Swaddling saved my sanity



 
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