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I'm worried that I am not producing enough milk for my 12 day old-<br><br>
I feed her frequently enough, she's wetting enough diapers. She does NOT poop every day, however, and my breasts don't leak of squirt.<br><br>
Any ideas?
 

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my breasts didn't leak for the first month or five weeks. not a drop. (and i am fairly large chested - during those weeks i was a 32I - alas, i am down to a 32F <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) and now i can't stop them from leaking! i would say that leaking or not is an indication of how much milk you are making. wet diapers show that.
 

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I never leaked with my ds and squirting the milk was hard work as well.
 

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I have never leaked in 12+ months of nursing. But the poop thing sounds suspicious, have you had a weight check? That is the best way to put your mind at ease.
 

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Some breastfed babes poop once a week, or less frequently! Totally normal! As far as leaking, consider yourself lucky - my babe is 13 mos. and I still leak. *sigh* If the baby is wetting enough & seems content, don't worry! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I never leak. A little in the beginnig, but not after 2 months or so.<br><br>
On the poop thing - is your DC uncomfortable? Straining? Passing gas? Have you tried bicycling the baby's legs?
 

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I would check weight. My little guy had about 8-10 poopy diapers/day for a month.<br><br>
But if she is gaining well, count yourself lucky? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I've never leaked a drop. Nor did my mom or sister. We've collectively exclusively bf 6 kids. Leaking is not an indicator of supply. However, there does seem to be a correlation between not leaking and not pumping well or being able to hand express. But, that's not a good indicator of supply either.<br><br>
I'd get a weight check, too, just to make sure. Then if weight keeps going up and there are enough wet diapers and a reasonable amount of poops, I would stop worrying.
 

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I only leaked once or twice, and that was after a long stretch of nighttime sleep and serious engorgement! I never got engorged when my milk came in, or leaked, and have plenty of milk.
 

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I was never a "gusher" either. Never squirted, very rarely leaked, or dripped. Usually only if DS popped off suddenly. I never felt my let down either. But I was producing enough. Plenty of wet diapers is a good indicator.
 

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I leaked the whole time with my first.... extremely rarely with my second and now third child (he is almost 4 weeks old). The most I've "leaked" is when both sides let down at the same time lately and I don't really consider that leaking as much as just a hazard of tandem nursing lol. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I wouldn't use leaking as an indicator of supply. Instead watch adequate wet and dirty diapers (it is common for babies over a month old to go further between dirties up to 2 weeks though newborns usually should have poops reguarly), weight, and satiety and alertness of the baby.
 

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I agree w/a weight check. But, I wouldn't worry about the leaking - I don't think that's a reliable sign of milk supply.<br><br>
I leak hardly at all w/DS, and he's growing like gangbusters.<br><br>
Your baby's rare bowel movements MAY be normal, but it is unusual. How often does she poop? Very young babies often poop after every feeding.
 
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