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My ds will be 6 months on the 21st and is hitting some milestones (crawling/sitting up) and I suspect teething, though no teeth are showing yet. I also believe he is going through a growth spurt. He is in daycare 5 days a week and they supplement formula that I supply with breastmilk I pump. On the weekends I exclusively breastfeed on demand. We also co-sleep (he nurses to sleep around 8 and starts out in his co-sleeper in our room, then when he wakes up, anywhere from midnighht to 3 am, he is in our bed until morning). He has always nursed in the middle of the night, sometimes a few times, and fallen back to sleep. Lately, because of the things mentioned above, he has been very fussy and restless when I bring him to bed to nurse. It seems klike he can't get comfortable, or he is not getting enough. After a while of trying to nurse with no success of him settling to sleep I have been giving him two Hylands teething tablets. These have helped a bit, but I am feeling like I don't have enough supply to keep up with his needs because I am away from him during the week all day. I also go to school two nights a week and while I know that during growth spurts my body should regulate itself to meet his needs, I only pumped 1.5 ounces this morning. I am a little nervous because I don't want him to go hungey but if I can't make enough milk to satisfy him might go on a nursing strike!!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Has anyone else felt this way/had this happen? What can I do?
 

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It just sounds like a growth spurt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> It's nerve wracking to think that you might not be making enough milk, but as long as he's making lots of wet and dirty diapers he's fine. Often during a growth spurt babies get impatient waiting for let down.
 

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Whenever I feel like DD is on a growth spurt I make some oatmeal cookies. Eating oatmeal helps increase supply and I notice a difference when I eat it. I also make sure to drink plenty of water.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Thank you for the responses! I do eat oatmeal in the morning and I definitely drink lots of water throughout the day...I just worry mostly because the only time I can devote to exclusive breastfeeding is on the weekends - only 2 days out of seven. I do nurse him in the morning and when I get home at night too, but it's not the same. So I am just hoping that my milk will increase the way it would if I could be at home and nursing on demand all the time.<br>
Thanks! I'll just have to ride it out and keep doing what I'm doing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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