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19/04/2013 at 19:05
Iris is just 37 hours old so still brand new.
By 37 hours old N had only breast fed twice as was so sleepy from the pethadine, he was a real slow starter and we had to cup feed at about 38 hours.
Iris on the other hand feeds constantly. Honestly I've lost count. It's literally sleep & feed. She comes off looking drunk, asleep (usually) and is weeing and pooing. After a feed she is often asleep or happily content and awake, if awake she'll probably give it 10-15 mins and root again for more boob.
Her latch is good and despite initial ouchyness its not causing any nipple trauma.
My milk isn't in yet. MW not coming until day 3 so that's Sunday.
Is this normal newborn feeding behavior? I have no frame of reference as N was so different.
I guess I'm worried I'm not producing anything for her but shed be screaming and unhappy and not weeing/pooing/burping if I wasn't producing wouldn't she?
19/04/2013 at 19:16
Sound like Jacob was to begin with, nothing to worry about. Remember that this is all going to help your milk come in and establish supply so it's all good!
19/04/2013 at 19:17
Don't worry lovely, sounds normal. Probably the pethidine slowed N down and I is just establishing supply. Hopefully your milk won't be long coming in. I noticed that L was a very different feeder to I. She sounds like she's happy and knows what she wants and the colostrum is keeping her contented.
Congrats again xx
19/04/2013 at 19:50
Perfectly normal, for the 1st 48 hrs or so B was on and off constantly to stimulate my supply
19/04/2013 at 19:55
Thank you ladies - I think I'm just finding things to worry about
19/04/2013 at 20:40
Sounds normal to me too. I had 24 hours of continual (and i do mean continual) feeding and then my milk came in. She's just getting your boobs set up x
19/04/2013 at 20:59
Congratulations! Sounds just like my 2nd. She just liked feeding!
19/04/2013 at 21:00
Normal - I read a really lovely blogpost thing about BFIng and from babies point of view and something about making milk receptors in the early days will try and find it.
19/04/2013 at 21:01
Sounds great and like Leela said just like my 2nd too. Sounds like she knows her stuff already, clever girl x
19/04/2013 at 21:04
19/04/2013 at 21:15
Great article, thanks for sharing!!
19/04/2013 at 21:54
Hep - sounds like both you and Iris are doing a great job!
AD - that's a lovely article, thanks so much for sharing. The first week or so of BF was rocky so reading that has made me quite emotional (in a good way!).
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