i whant to know ..how can i have thicker milk ...cause iam breastfeeding and i want my milk to be felling !!!

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Pam - posted on 05/17/2009

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Why would you want to have thicker milk? Breast milk is very fattening! It is easiest on baby's tummy to digest. Your baby will eat until he is full and cry when he is hungry again. He doesn't need thicker milk. If you want something more filling because he is waking up in the middle of the night, when he is a few months old he will be able to start cereal. Mine woke up every 2.5 hours. Breastfeeding is exausting! Stick with it. Your baby will be so much healthier and it is very rewarding! My kids are now 8 and 5, we have a special bond I don't think we would have if I had chosen to bottle feed. Good Luck!

Marie - posted on 05/17/2009

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The fore-milk is water and takes care of baby's thirst, the hind milk is the fatty-goodness that will keep baby full. Most docs (that I've heard of) recommend switching breast every 10 minutes to allow a burp in between, but if baby fills up in the first few minutes on foremilk then baby never gets the filling and nutritious hind-milk. I always let my now 1 year old finish 1 breast at a time. Now that he's older, if he's still hungry I let him nurse on the second side.

Kalie - posted on 05/17/2009

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Hello! How's it going? Have you tried feeding your baby for a long long long time? lol The longer he sucks the thicker the milk becomes. The milk that comes out right away is more like for thrist than food, and after the "let down" the milk is thick and filling. Have you pumped? I use to pump for my son (both by hand and pump) and fill a small bottle. I would give it to him at night so he would have a long good sleep (yeah 4 hours seems like a long time!!!) I hope this helps and good luck to you! The first year flies by!

Becky - posted on 05/17/2009

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Every mothers breastmilk is different (texture, color, consistency, etc) but it is exactly the way your baby needs it. As long as you are getting the calories recommended for breastfeeding- your milk is perfect and you dont need to do a thing. Unfortunately, for us moms who choose to breastfeed- it is not as filling as formula, but just consider the added health benefits and bonding time. :)

Natasha - posted on 05/17/2009

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all i know is u must choose one breast per feed coz the milk thats full of all the vitamins duznt come thru in the 1st ten mins x good luck!

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You're milk should be just fine as is - nothing much you can do to change the fat or calorie content. However, it is very easy for baby to digest and so feedings every 2 hours can happen sometimes. Is there a reason you're concerned about how filled up baby is getting? If you're baby is feeding more frequently than usual, he may just be going through a growth spurt.

Kate CP - posted on 05/17/2009

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Uh, you can't. Breast milk is filling enough for a baby. Newborns should be eating every 2-4 hours. If your breast milk got thicker, it wouldn't be able to come out. It's normal for your milk to have a blue or yellowish tint to it. It is also completely normal to have it shoot five feet across the room when you are in the middle of a feeding and baby suddenly comes unlatched. That scared the hell out of my husband. ;)

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