It is very important to make feeding your baby your number one priority. When a baby is not getting enough calories, he/she gets more and more tired. Sleepy babies need some stimulation during the day. When your baby naps, watch for signs of wakefulness, such as sucking on fingers or fist, rapid eye movement and little sounds. This is a good time to feed him/her. Skin-to-skin is stimulating for babies and will help your baby to stay awake for a good feed.
I am finding it difficult to express more than 4oz at a time the flow tends to stop - even when baby is on the other breast. What is the average amount that can be expressed at any one time? Am I doing OK??
I am ready to stop nursing my 19 month old daughter. She nurses all night long basically in my bed and can rarely fall asleep with out being attached. What can i do to get her used to her crib? When i put her in there I make it comfy and spend time in the room with her but if i try to leave she scre
Can you breastfeed your baby right after you come from working out at the gym? (My daughter heard you cannot, and she wants to breastfeed. She will be going back weightlifting after the baby is born. Late April early May.) Thanks.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|