Supply Issues and Breastfeeding #NationalBreastfeedingWeek

I didn’t actually breastfeed, but when I was exclusively pumping for Norton, I absolutely did worry about supply issues.  Meg, Eudora’s future mother-in-law, has managed to breastfeed Huan for sixteen months and counting.  Here’s her advice on supply issues:

Once you’ve got your latch figured out, supply issues seem to be the next obstacle to overcome.  Babies go through growth spurts around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months.  During these growth spurts, they will give the term “nursing on demand” a whole new meaning.  You may as well make those 2-3 days at a time a write off and stay home.  You will be on demand more than off. [Read more…]