2 and a half months old not getting anough fat from my milk
Do you mean you have a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance? (Hindmilk is the fatty milk) If that's the case then you just need to make sure you completely empty the first breast before you switch sides. Don't put a time limit on it because that may not be enough time for your baby to get the hindmilk. Your breast should feel very squishy when empty. Or you can block feed which is where you offer the same breast until you can't squeeze any more milk out (this may take several feedings) then you switch and do the same with the other side. When block feeding baby may eat once an hour (or more) but for shorter periods of time. Doing either of the above will allow your baby to get more hindmilk.
Lisa - posted on 11/16/2009
Yes I am too right now - mine is almost 4 months. I changed the diet and the fat supply in my milk has changed too. I pump so I can see how much fat is in it. You're probably putting out more foremilk than hindmilk if nursing that frequently. Try to cut out the milk, broccoli, beans, garlic,spices - stuff that may cause a upset tummy in adults and see if that helps. Baby may also be overfeeding when he nurses which would also cause it
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