Elysia - posted on 06/23/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
Wondering if I can glean some wisdom.
My daughter is 8 weeks on Wednesday. She was overdue 2 whole weeks and was born 10lbs 12 oz. She is a really long baby but from the minute she was born has breastfed from me constantly! Other than to sleep at night (thankful for 2 x 4 hour sleep broken by 1 feed) I love it however I'm aware she has no play time and she roots and sucks whenever she is not on my boob! Even when she sleeps she is constantly imitating the suck. After a feed she will only stop after (trying everything to keep her awake) she falls asleep even if it is only for 10 minutes! Her weight has increased to 13lbs (she lost 1lb after birth as my milk didn't come in straight away from section) and she is definitely getting bigger! However i feel like I'm not giving her enough! She is never satisfied! I have been expressing for weeks with the awareness of going back to work 4 days as of next week. I'm also aloud to feed her in work - however I won't be able to sustain her current constant routine! When I express I am able to get 100ml from both breasts in the am - is that a normal amount? Is my supply low? Some mums have suggested giving her puréed apple and baby rice as she's a 'hungry baby' but I don't want to hurt her. I desperately don't want to use formula. However growing a little weary.
Thanks in advance for your advice :)