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My Breastfeeding Experience

I was a little hesitant to write this just because one I am NO expert on breastfeeding and two everyone is so different and has totally different experiences breastfeeding. 825 more words

Believe it or Not

As a mother, whether new or old, is an ongoing clock. We usually find it difficult to take a shower, eat, or even workout because of the constant schedules.

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Cluster feeding

Frequent or constant feedings during a block of time, usually at night, when baby is having a growth spurt. Usually lasts 1-3 days.

It’s not unusual for moms to worry when their baby has a growth spurt.

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Breastfeeding Support

Question of the day

Question: I’m exhausted! How do I survive during my baby’s growth spurts?

Answer: During a growth spurt, let everyone else do everything else. This means at home, someone else cooks dinner, loads the dishwasher, and washes clothes for a few days.

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Breastfeeding Support

How can you support a breastfeeding mom and baby?

Encourage mom to get to know her baby and trust her instincts.

Encourage mom to feed her baby when he communicates that he is ready to eat.

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Question of the day

Question: How do I know my baby is getting enough to eat?

Answer: Babies who are eating enough will pee, poop, and gain weight. It is normal for babies to lose weight in the 1st 3 days, but once mom’s milk is in, babies will begin gaining about 1oz per day (or 5 oz per week) during the 1st 4 months.

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Question of the day

Question: Can I breastfeed my baby too much?

Answer: No, you don’t need to worry about overfeeding your breastfed baby. Babies are smart. They can suckle to remove milk when they are hungry (nutritive suckling) and they can suckle for comfort (non-nutritive suckling).

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