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#31 of 34 Old 01-14-2012, 03:08 PM
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I also nursed through bruised nipples, and horrible fatigue, I was ready to throw in the towel the first few days after DS2 was born (he is 2 weeks) when my milk came in, my breast hurt so bad, I thought I was going to die, but also was determined to fight through it. With my DS1 I gave up too soon, I nursed him for a week and then gave up because of the pain.

Right now we go through nursing for 10 minutes, every hour. I hope this is ok. He has been gaining weight and getting enough wet/soiled diapers.

I seem to have a fast flow though, because he seems to need to catch his breath, or pulls away, and fusses at the breast sometimes.


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Absolutly!!! I was just so determined to see this BF thing through, I nursed him through bloody nipples, extreme pain, and continuing on through the fatigue. Growth spurts are evil. Two things keep me going...the sense of calm and peace I feel about 30 seconds into nursing him, and that smile he gives with the nipple still in his mouth :) Oh yeah, and the health and economic benefits aren't bad either...oooh, and being allowed to legally flash people!!





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My 8 week old eats 5-7 oz every 2 hours. I feel your pain...ive read everywhere that 30you oz is normal...hes eating 60-72 oz!
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Originally Posted by Pjf72312 View Post

My 8 week old eats 5-7 oz every 2 hours. I feel your pain...ive read everywhere that 30you oz is normal...hes eating 60-72 oz!


Is your baby formula-fed or fed breastmilk?  That is an excessive amount of either for a newborn to eat either way.  

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You've gotten some great advice, I just wanted to tell you that my DD was still waking that frequently at night and nursing that often at 3 months. Hang in there, it will get better, but man do I feel you. I'm pregnant again and I'm NOT looking forward to the no-sleep times when they are little.

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