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    Question Breastfeeding worries

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    I am so paranoid I wont have a good enough supply after a while with Gracie like with Zayne. I don't get a full feeling between feedings now, even the occasions she's goes 3 or so hours. I am worried that I don't feel full... should I be worried?

    Did anyone else's breasts feel almost completely normal while BF'ing but still have a good supply?
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    I don't have any children so I have never breastfed, but I am a dietitian and I know that boobs produce milk on demand. The more she is at your boob, the more milk you will produce. Even if you just pump or hand pump once and a while it will tell your boobs you need more milk and thus produce more. Worring/stress can also make it harder to produce more milk. I don't know if that was anything new to you, but I'm sure you have plenty for your little girl. Good luck!!
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    It is completly normal to not feel full. As long as she has the right amout of wet diapers, her soft spot isn't sunken in, and she is gaining weight then she is great. No worries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amazinggrace View Post
    It is completly normal to not feel full. As long as she has the right amout of wet diapers, her soft spot isn't sunken in, and she is gaining weight then she is great. No worries.

    Right now I definitely think she is getting enough, I'm just worried now after the issues with losing my supply with Zayne .
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    Quote Originally Posted by amazinggrace View Post
    It is completly normal to not feel full. As long as she has the right amout of wet diapers, her soft spot isn't sunken in, and she is gaining weight then she is great. No worries.
    I've been going 13 months strong and haven't felt "full" unless I've got longer then 7 hours. Don't worry about your milk supply. Sometimes, worrying makes it worse then it is. Just relax and go with the flow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristin_ View Post
    did you try blessed thistle or mothers' milk tea (there's one other--but I forget the name--I will try to look it up) to boost your supply with your DS? maybe you could start using them now to boost for your daughter

    I never had to use any supplements, but I know my lactation consultant recommended them if one were to have supply issues

    Yup I tried the tea and plan to get some this time around. I can't use fenugreek though because I have low blood sugar and it makes it even worse.
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    I have a good supply, and I haven't felt full except when I've gone for 8+ hrs without nursing. I've been breastfeeding for over 6 months now.
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    i only feel full if i go more than 4 hours without nursing or pumping. if you're worried, go a day or two pumping between each feeding to boost your supply.
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    After a couple of months the full feeling completely went away and my supply was ... plentiful with both girls.
    I agree with pumping in between feedings if you've had supply issues in the past.
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