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|13-7-2009 - Feeding Question
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Ladies I have a question. Azia is now 11 weeks old and hasnt seemed to increase her feeding amounts. Since she was about a week old she has been eating 2-3 ounces. She still only eats 2-3 ounces per feeding about ever 2-3 hours. I feel like that is a little for an almost 3 month old. What amounts are your babies eating. Should I try to increase her intake or is she eating ok. I am also wondering about the breastfeeding thing. I pump at work every 3 hours but only get 2.5 ounces each time. I feel like that is soooo little. What can I do?? Alot of woman that I talk to produce a whole lot more. Do I need to take some special sumplements or increase water intake. I have read that I can keep pumping but i hate it when I pump and nothing comes out. This breastfeeding thing has been difficult but I am determined to continue for as long as I can.
Azia has had enough wet diapers but I still feel that she is eating too little. Any advice??
6 Comments on Feeding Questionmizzkeisha
- Tuesday, 14 Jul My son is 3 weeks old and eats about 4oz every 2-3 hours. And if Azia is gaining and having the right amount of wet diapers, then I think she is fine. Good Luck!! Nikki1606
- Monday, 13 Jul my son is only eating 2-4oz per feeding every 3 hours or so and my doctor said it was fine. he's 9 weeks now. as long as she is gaining im sure its fine. talk to ur doc about it just to be sure if ur concerned but as long as she seems happy and is gaining weight then it doesnt matter. feeding charts dont really help much because there is a WIDE range of normal. especially if ur breastfeeding. every baby is different hun! MAMAjo ♥
- Monday, 13 Jul my doc said that a child up to 4 months can eat anywhere from 24 to 40 ozs a day... so maybe thats just how she is...
I mean, she's wetting her diapers and i imagine her weight is on track then... she's fine.
and about the milk.. i dont supply much either!!! 4 ozs at most on a good pump! they say latching them on or continue pumping is the BEST fix!!! but i have seen some stuff at my local "natural" store that supposedly helps you lactate! I DONNO if it really works! Phoenix39
- Monday, 13 Jul you could always try the blessed thistle and fenugreek from the natural store. My lil guy is 12 weeks today and he is 7 ozs and just weighed 9 lbs 14 ozs a week ago lol, he was a preemie but I think he is going to catch up to others in no time if he continues to eat like this.
But yes, keep the water going, and don't miss any pumpings or breastfeedings between the every 3 hrs. I dried up quickly and was unable to keep up with the demand. I forgot the pump at home when I went away for a few days but I did do the breastfeeding at the time but not enough. I was more so into bottle feeding when out in public with what I pumped and breastfeeding at home. shellbz
- Monday, 13 Jul The only thing that will help in producing more milk is to either pump more frequently or allow the baby to latch more often. The breasts need to be stimulated to produce milk. If you don't stimulate them, they will slow down milk production. Your breasts produce milk based on how much the baby feeds off of them. That's also helpful when weaning them off of the breast as well. I slowly weaned my daughter over a period of about 2 months and I gradually produced less milk. Hope that was helpful. Good luck! mommylove01
- Monday, 13 Jul I have a feeding chart wich the Dr. gave me & it says at 2-3 months should be eating 5-6 oz. I would talk to you LO dr. my son is 6 wks and eats almost 4oz wich the chart for him says 4-5 oz. Also When I pump I get 4oz. You should be drinking 2quarts of water a day & be eaiting good too. I heard of some tea that really works to increase your supply I dont know what its called but search online. hope this helps