Quoting Mrs Somerhalder:" The best thing to do would hand express and syringe feed. I had to do that with my babies for the first cpl of days"We've tried to hand express...but nothing comes out. Only outcome is a hurt boob and a hungry baby
Quoting Mom2William&Michael:" To my knowledge, gestation doesn't have any impact on when your milk comes in (though I could be wrong). ... [snip!] ... (though I could be wrong). My milk came in three days in with both my children and one was born at 40w5d and the other 38w2d."Today he's 3 days, and my breasts aren't even a little stiff...she says the feel like what they should feel like after he's nursed and gotten everything out. She's just trying to help little man get something his belly
Quoting justplainme93:" They're worried about the weight loss because he barely weighed 7lbs in the first place, and he's 21 ... [snip!] ... out (via hand expressing, pumping, and as far as we can tell him nursing) they're trying to nip it in the bud however they can."It just sounds like you are getting some unusual info from them bordering on causing all sorts of unnecessary worries. Mine was 6lbs 3 oz at birth & 21 1/2 inches long & he went down to 5lbs 6 oz without anyone freaking out or making an issue of his length versus weight. I've never heard of anyone using the length as an issue regarding weight.
Quoting justanothamotha:" I don't think anyone is "too proud" to give a baby nutrition & if they are they should give ... [snip!] ... - and it's all fact based, research backed support & info - so you can trust what they tell you is solid. Best wishes!"You'd be suprised if you knew some of the "moms" I know there's just some people who should be born sterile.
Quoting US Expat in Europe:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justplainme93:</b>" Today he's 3 days, and my breasts aren't ... [snip!] ... you make. The flatter your breasts feel, the higher in calories your milk is-I know it's hard to believe but it's the truth "Idk...I'm just worried about my little bear getting enough food
Quoting US Expat in Europe:" Well, in my opinion, stop expressing, it's virtually impossible to get colostrum out. You need to make ... [snip!] ... has wet diapers, he will be fine. Don't let the nurses bully you, they studied medicine, not breast feeding. Good luck to you!"I've been able to hand express little amounts of colostrum out...but now there's nothing...so yeah :/
Quoting kate & tilly:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justplainme93:</b>" They thought it would come in faster since ... [snip!] ... force fed formula and she had no nipple confusion. She has been exclusively breastfed since 1 month old and she's 9 months now."I usually end up falling asleep when he's nursing...it's the only time I can fall asleep and there's almost nothing I can do to stay awake while he does it. It's kind of annoying actually. I literally start nodding off and wake up because my head is falling almost every time he nurses. He's not getting breast milk when we feed him with the syringe...it's formula But it's better than nothing
Quoting US Expat in Europe:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justplainme93:</b>" You'd be suprised if you knew some of the ... [snip!] ... BF books say that some babies can go without pooping for up to 2 weeks. as long as his peeing, he's getting all he needs."He only peed twice yesterday....that's part of the problem.
Quoting US Expat in Europe:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justplainme93:</b>" Idk...I'm just worried about my little bear ... [snip!] ... in nursing in the beginning, eventually after a month or two, he will get into a schedule and nurse every couple of hours."It doesn't hurt unless he bites the tip of it....which he does when he gets shocked and he's nursing...but that's about it. They're not really sore afterwards either
Quoting justplainme93:" He only peed twice yesterday....that's part of the problem."It's not though - babies only pee about however many days old they are - I swear. So 1 on day 1, 2 on day 2..now it does sound like today he isn't wetting though?
Quoting justanothamotha:" It's not though - babies only pee about however many days old they are - I swear. So 1 on day 1, 2 on ... [snip!] ... 2 on day 2..now it does sound like today he isn't wetting though? http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supply-worries/enough-milk/"It's only 6:14AM here...and I'm just comparing it to the 6th when he had 5 pooed in diapers and 2 peed in and 2 out of diaper pees.