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September 20th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Ninky's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Another question from a noobie mom... my baby is 9 days old and I've been pumping and bfing... now obviously while pumping I can tell when my boobs are emptied.. but how do you know when they've been emptied while breastfeeding?

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September 20th, 2008, 01:28 PM
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I can tell by the feel of mine. After Lawson eats my breast feels all flabby and when it is full but not engorged it kinda reminds me of hard set jello...


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September 20th, 2008, 09:04 PM
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I wouldn't worry much about emptying the breast at this point, just let your baby nurse until she is content. If you are nursing from both sides (which many moms are told to do the first few days to help your milk come in), you can switch to just one breast per feeding. Let her nurse on one side until she unlatches herself. If she isn't content, then offer her the other side. The first month, your milk is still transitioning to "mature milk". You may notice no breast changes, like engorgement or the full feeling, or it may be delayed since she's just over a week old.
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September 20th, 2008, 10:02 PM
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I just let her nurse till she unlatces....Usually She's done not to long after she's started and just likes to Pacify
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