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    Question Help for my cousin

    She just had her beautiful baby girl two weeks ago. I just saw her among a lot of the other family and her baby girl is nursing every two hours but, she is worried she is over producing watery milk? I was curious if I could share any words of wisdom? Is this normal? I only nursed for 3 months with Sophia only and it was a struggle throughout so.. if anyone experience moms had advice. I don't know a lot of details.
    *** Lindsay ***



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    I remember feeling like I was producing a ton of milk in the first month or so, and then it seemed to balance out a bit. So I'd say its normal. Congrats to her! Nursing is hard work, especially in the beginning. Tell her to hang in there and keeping trying the best she can!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adhafera View Post
    I remember feeling like I was producing a ton of milk in the first month or so, and then it seemed to balance out a bit. So I'd say its normal. Congrats to her! Nursing is hard work, especially in the beginning. Tell her to hang in there and keeping trying the best she can!
    Thanks!
    *** Lindsay ***



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    My experience is that babies nurse a LOT the first few months. My son was on the boob for hours a time all day long. So yes when they're nursing that much you will make a lot of milk. If the baby is emptying the breast she will be getting the fatty hind milk. Eventually the baby stops nursing so frequently and the milk supply regulates. I struggled so much in breast feeding my son in the beginning but we've been successfully exclusively breast feeding for almost a year now it was totally worth the struggles. And your cousin is already so lucky to have supportive family members like yourself

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    Both foremilk and hindmilk are important but her baby must empty Mommas milk ducts to near empty to get full hind milk benefit. For myself***** if my baby tried nursing again and it was less than an hour or had fallen asleep at the breast I would offer the same breast again to start with. ThE best analogy I have heard is foremilk is your hydration (water) and hindmilk is like meat and potatoes (fatty)
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