new to breast feeding a 4day old

Az - posted on 02/01/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have a 4 day old and my milk supply just came in. Now, my baby spit up twice today. He wants to eat often and he controls how much. I feel like he always wants to eat, but then today he seems that he overate. Is this normal when you milk first comes in?

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Lori - posted on 02/01/2013

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It could be an overactive letdown. Check out this site about overactive letdown. It also gives tips on what to do to help - if in fact that is the problem.

http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supply-w...

A newborn baby should be eating pretty frequently. You should probably be nursing AT LEAST 10 to 12 times per day (24 hours) during the first week. And at least 8 - 12 times per day during weeks 2 - 6. You CAN'T nurse too often - you CAN nurse too little.

for more on what to expect with nursing a newborn, here's a great place to start:

http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nu...

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