1-2 days old: marble
3 days old: ping pong ball
10 days old: large egg
would you say that's true? if that's the case, why are women told they aren't producing enough the first few days? if anybody tells me I'm not producing enough, I call BS -- and it's probably because they give babies bottles behind the parents' backs and stretch their tummy's out while their in the hospital (I know, I'm paranoid).
but really - what's up with that? I just don't understand how the first day of breastfeeding they can be told they aren't producing enough.. you'd have to be completely dried up to not produce a marble sized amount every couple hours right?
Those measurements are correct, I'm a trained breastfeeding peer supporter and I carry my little bag of balls everywhere!!!
It's the number one reason mums tell me for stopping breastfeeding! I think it's because their little tummies are so small that it empties quickly so they think oh my milk isn't enough IYSWIM?! I don't think I've heard of anyone saying it on day one though it tends to be around the 6 week mark - right slap bang in line with statistics!! Xx
I know many mums who will only breastfeeding in hospital which I just don't see the point off?!!
You only have colostrum for the first few days which you don't really produce a lot of as baby is soo tiny! So in theory you could not produce a lot of colostrum BUT then when your milk comes in properly day 3/4/5 then you would have enough milk as you get a massive amount of milk regardless of wether you had breastfed the first few days, your body will produce milk after every baby you deliver!
I don't know, a lot of mums feel guilty (I think) about not breastfeeding so feel they have to give reasons. I can't speak for those mums though as I fought through alot to get past them first few weeks and can say it was worth the pain, tears and hassle!
This is a very common topic at my local breastfeeding support group!!
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