My baby is not getting enough milk.
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 08/05/2015
He is hungry. Feed him. Growth spurts make them feed a lot. It is totally normal. My babies were both the same way, and once they went through their growth spurt, the feedings slowed down a bit. For a baby to nurse every hour is completely expected. This will also increase your milk supply so he can get more during each feeding. Breast feeding is a lot of work. It takes time. Best way to do it is on demand (when the baby cries for it) because baby knows when they are hungry.
Dove - posted on 08/04/2015
My son sometimes nursed 3 times in the SAME hour... wanting to nurse every hour or more does not mean he isn't getting enough milk... How many times/day does he wet his diaper? Is he gaining weight (even slowly)? If he is wetting and growing he is likely getting enough milk... sometimes babies just nurse a LOT. Hang in there... it won't be this crazy forever. ♥
Jodi - posted on 08/04/2015
He is probably going through a growth spurt. Breastfeeding works on supply and demand. As he grows, your supply needs to grow, so he will demand more and he will demand it more frequently in order to increase your supply. When you say "always" crying, do you mean "always" or do you mean crying for more breastmilk an hour or two after you last fed him? It can be normal to feed a breasfeeding baby every couple of hours, or at some times of day, even more frequently, in order to increase the supply to what they need. It will eventually settle down.
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