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Over the last few weeks my weight has dropped quite a bit (I am a fairly thin person normally) and I have also noticed that my 4 month old seems fussier, wanting to eat more frequently, etc. She seems frustrated during feeding and I am starting to question whether or not there is a supply issue. I don't pump very often as I stay at home with her and haven't needed to, so I don't see exactly how much is being consumed.<br><br>
Is it possible that I could be drying up even though I bf on demand?<br><br>
I am eating well, and she's gaining weight, but something tells me there is a problem...anyone experience this? Would pumping regularly in addition to regular feeding up my supply?
 

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If your DD is having a growth spurt, it would explain seeming fussy and wanting to eat more. That's nature's way of giving your supply an upward step-change.<br><br>
As long as she's peeing and pooping enough I would not worry that she is not getting enough. If she's peeing less than normal or seems at all dehydrated, that would be cause for concern. But constantly wanting to nurse is normal for a growth spurt.
 

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I agree- as long as she has enough diapers I wouldn't worry.<br><br>
If you're concerned, make sure you're drinking enough water. Eat at least one bowl of oatmeal a day and make sure you're eating enough healthy foods. Pay attention to getting enough fat.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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After my original post, I realized I should have provided more details. I NEVER feel any engorgment even if she stays asleep for a long period, and there is no let down sensation. (I'm hoping someone will tell me this is because I'm a finely tuned milk machine, not because there may be a problem)<br><br>
While I can't claim that I've been keeping track of diapers, it does seem that she's within normal range ALTHOUGH she sometimes goes a day without pooping...normal, right? She isn't dehydrated, I can attest to that.<br><br>
Supply was an issue for me with dd#1, or at least I thought it was (?) and I started her on formula at 7 months, I'd like to avoid that scenario this time...funny how I really don't remember the details...maybe I'm losing my mind along with my milk supply<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">After my original post, I realized I should have provided more details. I NEVER feel any engorgment even if she stays asleep for a long period, and there is no let down sensation. (I'm hoping someone will tell me this is because I'm a finely tuned milk machine, not because there may be a problem)<br><br>
While I can't claim that I've been keeping track of diapers, it does seem that she's within normal range ALTHOUGH she sometimes goes a day without pooping...normal, right? She isn't dehydrated, I can attest to that.<br><br>
Supply was an issue for me with dd#1, or at least I thought it was (?) and I started her on formula at 7 months, I'd like to avoid that scenario this time...funny how I really don't remember the details...maybe I'm losing my mind along with my milk supply<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Not feeling engorged any more is normal. As is not feeling let down (I only felt let down a handful of times total)<br><br><br>
Spaced out pooping is no worry at all.<br><br>
I expect that supply isn't a problem now and wasn't before either.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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I just wanted to chime in as someone who has NEVER felt letdown in my 5+ years of breastfeeding between my two babes. NEVER.....not even once. I've also NEVER been engorged....never. I got a little full around the 4th day PP with my dd ( second child) and that was it. I have a SUPER supply. I can go 24 hours without nursing dd and not feel full, but I have plenty of milk....plenty. I had my LC with ds and my LLL leader tell me that I'm the most effecient supply of any person they have ever known. DD didn't eat solids for 8 1/2 months, and was a chunker on just my bm. Oh, and I've never leaked either....but plenty of bm here and I suspect you are the same. The proof is in the pudding so if she's got wet diapers, gaining weight....you're alll good.<br><br>
Good luck.....you can do this!
 
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