breastfeeding

Cassie - posted on 12/14/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi, i have been breastfeeding my little boy since he was born, he is now 3 months old and i have decided to stop breastfeeding now as he doesnt seem to be getting enough, must be going through a growth spurt or something, any ideas how i dry up the milk i have got left as my breasts are killing me....

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Misty - posted on 12/15/2009

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going through the same with my 3 month old she is cluster feeding I find it takes almost a week to catch up to her in past spurts so I just deal and feed her when she wants she gets fussy and angry cause she wants more than what I got but I just keep offering it does yours take a bottle cause mine won't lol she is strictly breast but do what you feel makes you comfy if you stress over it you will affect your supply then you get into a vicious circle only you can do what is best for your babies and yourself

Jamie - posted on 12/14/2009

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If you are nursing him on demand and he is still peeing and pooing, he's getting enough (breastfed babies can easily go a few days or a week without pooing, though, during a growth spurt). He will nurse constantly at growth spurts but this is only to ramp up your milk supply, not and indication of a lack of milk. It will stop in a few days or a week. Please keep nursing!!

Morgan - posted on 12/14/2009

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I definitely wouldn't stop feeding unless you don't want to do it any longer. I'm going through the same thing with my 3 month old as well. She is going through a growth spurt and for a little while I was feeling like there was nothing I could do to keep up with her demand. I'm letting her feed whenever she wants to and my supply is starting to catch back up and we are almost on normal schedule again. You should definitely try to get through this and remember your giving your baby the best thing for him. If you're really concerned you could pump to help to produce more for him. Just keep going and don't give up!

Lucy - posted on 12/14/2009

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Like you said, your so in probably going through a growth spurt, if your son is having wet nappies and gaining weight you are producing enough milk, It may feel like he is feeding constantly for a few days but this will settle down. You don't need to stop breastfeeding, you can continue giving your baby the best.

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