hungry baby

Wednesday our son will be 1 month old, i am breast feeding and the last couple days it seems as if he is not getting full

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03/31/14
5Debby
That sounds pretty common. Baby's tummy is near the size of his fist. 2 to 3 ounces will be filling. Also, baby digestive tracts are still developing and pooping difficulties are normal unless the stool is hard and pebble like.Could be gas, over tired, or a very full tummy. I wouldn't worry, just stay calm so baby won't feed off your emotions and cuddle up for what might be a long night.
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    03/31/14
    Don't worry your breast have a tendency to increase breast milk to meetb the demand of the baby. A baby has a tendency to decrease in weight when just starting to breastfeed. Just keep in close contact with the babys bowels and urination. And if he or she is changing with those things tell your pediatrician.
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      don't kick urself in the butt over this though. I know your probley going nuts thinking what am I doing wrong...is it my milk? should I quit breast feeding and bottle feed. Some mothers just can't get the milk demanded by a baby. it happens all the time. You cna supplement if you feel comfortable doing that. but the thing with that is people tend to get too comfortable supplementing for formula and loose their supply. if you do do this make sure you still pump a bit
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        03/31/14
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        03/31/14
        5Debby
        If you are worried that baby may not be getting enough try weighing him before and after nursing wearing the same clothes and diaper. The ounces gained after nursing is how much milk he is getting. Also, I would suggest joining a milk moms group.
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          03/31/14
          Sometimes babies need a little water. It is normal if he tries to push it aside but I was always told to give my babies water.
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            04/02/14
            5Debby
            Water is not usually suggested for babies under 6 months because their tummies are so tiny and not loosing weight is such a focus.
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