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March 24th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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So, Ella was sleeping through the night up until three weeks ago (all on her own!!!!!). Then my hair started the falling out thing it does after pregnancy and I knew my period was soon to follow (since the last five pounds of baby weight came off all on its own). Well, I got my period (boo!) and my hormones are starting to kick into gear again which has it's ups and downs.

Anyway, my question is could the reason she is not sleeping through the night any more because of the fat content in my milk has changed? There is plenty of milk, so it isn't a supply issue but I have noticed when I do pump that there isn't as much fat separation as there use to be. I am wondering if since my hormones have gone back to normal and I no longer have that little storage of fat left if it is possible that she just isn't as satiated.

And I am going to continue breast feeding her regardless, but was just curious and can't seem to find anything online (although I am not looking real hard). And if I eat more fat would that do anything (I already eat a ton)?
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March 24th, 2012, 02:38 PM
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I'm not really sure but will go out an a limb with guessing probably not. The reason I think not is because your milk changes with your baby's needs so, if there is less fat, then she probably doesn't need that much fat right now. She's probably not sttn because of growing/teething.
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March 24th, 2012, 06:57 PM
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She is chewing on her hands like a beaver, so maybe this is the first sign of teething. It could be that for sure. I didn't even think of that since Eden and Cooper were much older before they got teeth.
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March 25th, 2012, 06:50 AM
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How old is she now? (I can't keep track of everyone's babies!) Claire used to sttn. She did for months! But now, OMG, this kid...I'm lucky if she sleeps a couple of hours a night and she's 10 months old.
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March 25th, 2012, 06:45 PM
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She's 4 months this week. She started sttn right around 6 weeks...neither of the other kids did that until they were much, much older!
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March 27th, 2012, 08:44 PM
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I don't really know... I thought if you were EBFing you dont get a period?? Noah is 4 months and not sttn yet. I wonder about my own supply, my boobs don't ever feel full...
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March 27th, 2012, 10:35 PM
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THAT is a horrendous myth Andrea!! The longest I have ever got was the 8 months period free when I was tandem nursing Owen and Leila! I started at 12 weeks with Leila...so far no period this time but I keep feeling like it might start.

Karlee I really don't think there is an issue with your milkfat because the milk does meet all of their needs as your baby grows. More than likely she is in a growth spurt or it could be the teething. Hope she settles into her routine soon for you!
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March 28th, 2012, 10:04 AM
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Don't you just love the "no period" myth? With Allison, I was looking forward to no period and she showed up at 4 months pp. With Claire, I got it back at 6 weeks, exactly, then nothing again until 8 months pp. Everyone is different, as the saying goes.
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