Re: Eating too much?
Thank you everyone. I guess she's eating as much as she needs. She doesn't spit up, so I know she's not taking too much. I guess I'm just turning into a neurotic mommy... lol.
My little one hasn't nursed at all since she was born (I always pumped for her because she is so small and cannot latch on correctly (she was on a feeding tube until the other day. But even if she can't feed directly from my breast, I still want her to have breastmilk because it is best for the baby). My bigger baby had trouble learning to latch correctly, and she lost a bit of weight after she came home from the hospital, so I started pumping for her, too, so that I would know exactly how much she ate each day. She's only feeding from my breast once or twice during the day now, but I'm hoping to have her feed from me more often as she gets bigger and learns to latch correctly. I do have a lactation consultant who I've talked to once or twice. She gave me good advice on getting my bigger baby to latch on, but we both (me and the baby) got frustrated pretty easily, so I pump for now until we get into a good routine. I was only pumping when I became engorged, and the LC suggested that I pump more often and I will eventually get more milk. I pump every 2 hours now, and I'm starting to produce more milk since I started pumping more often. Thanks for all the advice, I appreciate it.