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My sister has a 3 week old baby (I am an auntie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) and we visited her yesterday - they are doing well, but something concerned me. I asked her how the bf was going and and she told me the baby was doing well, and they "got her" to nurse about every 2 1/2 to 3 hours by holding her off and entertaining her when she got "fussy." I was a bit in shock. She told me that her constant nursing was driving her crazy so she was trying to hold her off a bit.<br><br>
Now, I understand that she is a new mom and trying to find her way and do what works for them, BUT, this did concern me a bit. Then when the baby got obviously hungry, she wouldnt feed her - she eventually did, I finally said something like, "will you just feed the baby," in a light hearted tone.<br><br>
I am just concerned and want to send her some info on why it is important to feed the newborn when she is hungry - you would think after almost 4 years of bf myself, I would have some info to send her, but I dont. So help me with some good info, please!<br><br>
tia!
 

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<a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing.html</a>
 

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Thanks! I just sent an email and included that link <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I came here to post the kellymom link too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Being a new mom is so hard. Your sister is lucky to have you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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