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    The best advice I ever got from one of my midwives is only feed on one side per feed so they dont just get the fore milk but get the hind milk aswell (fore milk is watery and sweet, hind milk is thicker)

    You get the hind milk when you have a letdown. That is the one that keeps bub full. Fore milk, if bub has too much will give them a tummy ache cos its quite sweet. So try feeding her on one side per feed, gently rub under her chin if she is 'dummy' sucking and asleep so she feeds for longer on that side. Hope this help and I hope you understand.

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    I am just feeding on one side each time but she still doesn't seem to be on long enough to get the hind milk. With the 4hourly thing she doesn't wake generally and we actually have to wake her for feeds. Should I wake her more often?

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    No, just let her feed when she wants. To get your let down gently squeeze your boob to stimulate it more while she is feeding. some babies are efficient at getting what they need quickly so ibwoupdnt worry about how long she is feeding. I was told I had to feed sophia for 20 mins either side but I had a heap of milk and bub was done in 5-10 mins. I was reassured by a few other middies that this was ok. I know its hard but try not to stress hun.

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    She was weighed today for the first time since leaving the hospital on Monday and she's up 170g(!) (which is 125g up from her birth weight last Wednesday) so we must be doing something right! Makes me feel much happier about how much she's getting because if she wasn't eating enough she wouldn't be piling on the weight :-)

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    Excellent work! Sounds as though you and bub are doing an amazing job.

    I was going to suggest you look into the supplemental nursing system to help you to be able to ditch bottles (probably not needed now) but anyway.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UAaTmUAOYk

    And this an article about weaning off supplements, and transitioning to breast only.

    http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/basi...rease-formula/

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    We are off the bottle. We ditched it on Monday after speaking to ABA and the visiting MW. :-)


 

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