Post # 16
Find a breast feeding support group or go to your pediatrician’s office and do a weighted feed. you need a scale that measures in grams.
weigh baby, feed baby, weigh baby again. don’t change anything in terms of diapers or clothes between the weighings.
you can go to the peds office and do this. you shouldn’t need an appointment, but tell them you want to do a weighted feed.
or buy a scale, they sell them on amazon for $50. but i also suggest and very much enjoyed by Boyfriend or Best Friend support group. we met once a week at a room in the hospital. i also met some other moms and am still friends with them. DS is 15m.
Post # 17
We’ve had a much more successful day today. I think my milk quality/quantity is better as he’s feeding then sleeping for a good couple of hours. I feel better that he’s satisfied with what I’m giving him.
I will join a group thanks for the advice 🙂
Post # 18
MeandYou : in addition to the great advice from PPs, I promise you breastfeeding will stop hurting 🙂 the first few weeks suck, but it gets easier and easier and at some point you won’t even feel it. Hang in there 🙂 I wanted to quit so many times during the first month of LO’s life but didn’t and it was worth it.
Post # 19
Silicone nipples shields saved my life in the early days, – I swear! Nipple shields plus Kamillosan cream. It gets so much easier, I promise. By 4 months I was so glad I persevered because it was such a doddle and we could travel so light.
Post # 20
Others have already given great advice, but I just wanted to mention that if you are concerned about feeding and have a lot of nipple pain that it’s totally worth seeing a lactation consultant. I had a lot of pain and it turned out my baby was tounge tied- we did a release and it made a huge difference, but I don’t think I would have caught it without a lactation consultant helping me!