Most Breastfeeding Babies Sometimes Seem Hungry!
I just had to post this thread because it's been irking me that no one seems to tell new mommies that when a BREASTFEEDING BABY ACTS HUNGRY ALL THE TIME AND NURSES ALL THE TIME IT'S NORMAL!
It's the way they're built! It's the way the system works! Nursing all the time increases supply and teaches the baby so many things about his world, social interaction, and intimacy!
It doesn't mean the baby needs formula! Or potato water! Or rice cereal!
Unless, of course, the baby isn't gaining weight. ;)
I just keep reading these threads that say "my baby is hungry!" or hearing of moms who quit because baby was fussy at the breast and it makes me sad. :(
Re: Most Breastfeeding Babies Sometimes Seem Hungry!
Me too. It breaks my heart when I found out someone quit BFing thinking they couldn't do it when they were going through something completely normal. Thank God for this forum.
Originally Posted by stash