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post #41 of 45
How do I know if she's getting enough? I just realized that this whole time I've been assuming that her constant feedings have been filling her up, but I haven't been painfully engorged or leaking or some of the other things that I'm hearing about. I really don't want to take her to the Dr. just to get her weighed. She'd let me know if she wasn't satisfied, right?
post #42 of 45
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After she nurses is she happy, or asleep? _ if yes, then shes gotten enough

Does she wet at least 4 sposie diapers a day? (honestly don't know the # on cloth)

When she poops, is it yellow-orange?

I'm sure she's getting enough, otherwise you'd have a screaming bundle on your hands 24/7!

(And if she's only fussy after some feedings, she could just be tired, or need to poop because Kate does that after she's been up for more than an hour, she fusses after she eats b/c she isn't asleep)
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After she nurses is she happy, or asleep? _ if yes, then shes gotten enough
Happy as a clam...just ate and she's sleeping right now.

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Does she wet at least 4 sposie diapers a day? (honestly don't know the # on cloth)
At least that.

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When she poops, is it yellow-orange?
Yeah...kind of flourescent actually!

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I'm sure she's getting enough, otherwise you'd have a screaming bundle on your hands 24/7!

(And if she's only fussy after some feedings, she could just be tired, or need to poop because Kate does that after she's been up for more than an hour, she fusses after she eats b/c she isn't asleep)
I'm sure you're right. Just needed some reassurance...I guess I'm just blissfully surprised at the lack of complications that we're having. I'm creating complications in my head :LOL . Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?
post #44 of 45
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LOL, no problems! I find myself doing the same sometimes. It's totally possible that last week when I thought for sure we had thrush, it was nothing! Either that or I remembered the pain so clearly from having it with Jack, that I got it treated so quickly that it's gone! Either way, I don't seem to have it anymore.

Besides, it's always good to ask if your 2nd guessing yourself. I called my doula and my midwife a few times in the first week just making sure "this was normal" even though I KNEW it had to be!! :LOL
post #45 of 45
I think most of us second guess ourselves no matter how many kids we have had. I think it is because every child is different, so what meant one thing for one child, could mean something entirely different in the next child. Glad you didn't have to go through the engorgement nightmare. I don't like that part much myself. Thankfully it is over. Though now that Allissa is hitting a growth spurt we are having some painful nights since she will cluster feed right before going to sleep for 6 hours. Well, she is cluster feeding at a different time now. Yikes!
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