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1) How "loose" or "watery" are your baby's stools? I have an 8 day old ds and only have my dd to compare to. I can't remember but I feel like hers were more the consistency of mustard and seedy, and his are quite watery with brighter yellow curds that stick to his diaper and bum. Is this normal? Will they get a little thicker?<br><br>
2) DS is at the breast at least every 2-3 hours and is having plenty of wet and poopy diapers. I notice though that my breasts are still quite full and firm after a feeding or pretty quickly after a feeding. I'm concerned that if he isn't emptying my breasts will this affect my supply? Should I be pumping and storing some of this extra? Also, I am trying to stay with just one breast for each feeding to try and get some hindmilk into him and to get a little relief! is this right???<br><br>
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Momma, everything is fine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My son's "stools" were anywhere from seedy to watery.<br><br>
Quantity does not affect supply. Frequency is! Time at breast does not matter either. So for ex., if you dc is at the breast every 2-3 hours, that is good, even if dc only feeds for just a few minutes one time.<br><br>
On pumping, that will increase your supply right now. Are you going back to work? I hear a lot of professional moms will pump a lot in the early months b/c their supply is super high.<br><br>
Oh, and you are good to go on the hindmilk! I only feed my baby on one side too at a time. In fact, b/c I have overactive let down, I will feed him on one side a few times before I switch to the other side later in the day/night.<br><br>
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Stools sound normal.<br><br>
Sounds like you are just a strong milk producer! Pumping will increase your supply; if you are going to need a good stash b/c of returning to work or whatever, it might be a good idea.<br><br>
Your baby is only a week old - congratulations by the way! - and it may take a while for the two of you to get into a rhthym, but you definitely will.
 
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