My baby is two weeks old and eats all of the time. I am concerned that I am not making enough milk. When I pump I only get about ¾ of an ounce.

Newborn babies eat all of the time. Seriously. All of the time. I always tell mothers to plan to spend the first few weeks sitting on the couch or in your comfy chair feeding your baby. It will probably seem like that is all you do. And it is totally normal. Most baby should and do eat eight to 12 times per day. This lasts for the first six to eight weeks, but sometimes up to the first three months. As long a your baby acts happy and alert when not nursing or sleeping, is peeing and pooping regularly and is gaining the appropriate amount of weight, frequent nursing is not a concern.

Make the time you spend breastfeeding less stressful by creating your nursing nest that includes supplies for your little one as well as supplies for you. Make sure you have a place for water, snacks, reading material, and your audio-video remote and/or favorite internet connected device. Invite your friends over to see you. Let them know you will be feeding baby, but you would love their company.

Also remember, pumping especially in the early weeks is not a good indicator of supply. Pumping is a learned art that often takes practice.

Kellymom.com is a great resource and you can read about this topic here.

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