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I have a few suggestions based on my own experience and the experience of friends: Stay hydrated; dehydration will negatively impact your milk supply. Sleep (safely) with your baby. Increased access to night nursing will help maintain milk supply. Even if you only keep the baby in your bed part of the night it will help. Ideally you will become so ...


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There is an art to breast-feeding and it takes a bit of learning but here are some things mom can do to help prevent challenges along the way: Make sure baby's mouth is all the way on when latching. To really get baby fully latched on, her mouth should be wide open and it will feel a bit like the breast is being shoved on her, but it helps her feed better ...


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11-13 weeks is when a growth spurt may take place. 11-13 weeks is also the time when yet another wonder week may occur. The slightly-fussier period of a wonder week may last for a few weeks. The extremely-fussy, constantly sucking no-sleep growth spurt period usually lasts only 2 or 3 days. If you are really worried or seeing another worrysome symptom, ...


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If you currently can't keep up with demand, supplementing with formula will not change the amount of milk you produce. You will still produce what you currently manage, but will also be able to top up baby. We did exactly this - giving all three of ours a bottle of formula as the last feed at night. Benefits: I got to be useful at the nice end of the ...


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Typically it is not the later trimesters you are worried about but the first trimester to be sure her body has had enough time to recover from the first pregnancy to carry a new child. The risk for miscarriage drastically decrease after the first trimester but I have heard of a 20-week miscarriage and it was a woman whose pregnancies were close together. ...


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If your pediatrician has explicitly told you to wake your baby up, I think you should do that. However, the pediatrician should give you the exact amount of time your baby should have between feedings if that is the case, in my opinion. What I often hear is that you can't expect a baby to sleep through the night with no feedings before a certain age, and ...


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My child was very premature so I spent every single day for 5 months in a NICU and never heard a single doctor say you should wake your child during the night for any reason. They did say if your child sleeps a long time you should slip a bottle in their mouth at around 4-5 hours and let them eat in their sleep. The NICU doctors all said that sleep cycles ...



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