Track your Baby's Development

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    Mary is the bomb.

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    This is a fantastic schedule.

    Clairerod

    Melissa thank you so much for covering this topic! I recently found your blog and it has really been a Godsend for me as a first time mom, so thanks so much!

    I do have a question though, my daughter will be exactly 1 month old tomorrow and currently I am exclusively breastfeeding her, but she eats about every hour! In this case, how do I go about getting her on a schedule? I will be returning to work in another month!

    Melissa Lawrence

    Very normal for a young baby to eat this frequently and nothing wrong with it at all. Make sure she is awake and full after a feed, often babies get tired and sleep and then they are back at the breast after only one hour. If you do that, you have the best chance of having her go longer than one hour. Then, try to have her nap — let me know how it goes and good luck back at work!

    Swapna

    hi Melissa!

    I have read and heard people saying that milk may not get generated and flow soon after baby birth. For some women it takes long time too. So wanted to know how the hospital care help in such situation. As well please share your experiences and tips. Also first time will it hurt ? and also how to deal with colostrum

    Thanks in advance!

    – Swapna

    Melissa Lawrence

    I have many videos on these topics. It can take a few days for your milk to come in. My doctor’s advice was to keep the baby nursing at the breast every few hours for 20 minutes or so on each side. The colustrum came in small drops for me during the first few days, and it is very healthy and important for your baby. Yes, it hurt! It hurt for me with each of my five babies. But that pain went away within a few weeks. Check out my other videos on nursing in the early days. xo M