breast milk ran out

Kayleigh - posted on 12/11/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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hello everyone i was wondering if anyone could help me, i had my little girl in august and wanted to feed her myself wich i did, but now it seems i have NO milk, i started to give her bottle and boob hoping that would help me since my baby weight dropped of and i was really tired but she always had boob at night now it seems i get no milk at all, i have always been really skinny 5'3 100pounds and was sick all through the gregnancy everyday, my daughter came out an healthy weight though im jus hoping someone has an idea on how i can get more milk in?!

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Kayleigh - posted on 10/27/2010

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all of these were brilliant thankyou so much, im now pregnant again and preparing lots of oatmeal cookies and tea thanyou everyone!

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Arotik - posted on 05/08/2013

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What kind of food do I have to eat not to ran out of breast milk it seem's like I'm always ranning out. I blame it on breast pump?

User - posted on 08/05/2012

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MY LEFT BREAST IF FULL AND MY RIGHT IS CLOSE TO EMPTY HELP ME SOMEONE GET MY BOOBS THE SAME SIZE LOL AND MY MILK BACK

Tiffany - posted on 12/23/2009

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I was fine in the first 8 weeks, then I started having a lot of problems and it took a few weeks before a lactation consultant finally told me I wasn't producing enough milk. I felt terrible that my baby was upset all the time because he was hungry and I had no idea that was the problem!! My paediatrician put me on medication which didn't help. It doesn't matter how much I express etc. There is nothing I can do about it. Mornings are fine, but anywhere from 12pm I can't produce enough so my little man is on formular top ups and solids. I didn't want to introduce formula this early but had no choice. He is thriving though!



However I have a recipe that some mums swear on!!! Give it a try...you never know it may just help!



Housepoet's Famous Lactation Boosting Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip & Flaxseed cookies

Ingredients :



* 1 cup butter or marg

* 1 cup sugar

* 1 cup brown sugar

* 4 tablespoons water

* 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal*

* 2 large eggs

* 1 teaspoon vanilla

* 2 cups flour

* 1 teaspoon baking soda

* 1 teaspoon salt

* 3 cups oats, thick cut if you can get them

* 1 cup or more chocolate chips

* 2 tablespoons of brewers yeast* (be generous)



Directions:



Preheat oven at 375 degrees F. Mix together 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal and water, set aside for 3-5 minutes. Cream (beat well) margarine and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mix well. Stir flaxseed mixture and add with vanilla to the margarine mix. Beat until blended. Sift together dry ingredients, except oats and chips. Add to margarine mixture. Stir in oats then chips. Scoop or drop onto baking sheet, preferably lined with parchment or silpat. The dough is a little crumbly, so it helps to use a scoop.



Bake 8-12 minutes, depending on size of cookies.



Serves: 6 dozen cookies



Preparation time: 15 minutes



*can be found at any local health food store.

*NOTE* IT MUST BE BREWERS YEAST, NO SUBSTITUTIONS.



good luck!!

Kelli - posted on 12/22/2009

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visit a la leche league meeting in your area, or visit the website at www.llli.org... or kellymom.com has lots of great breast feeding info

Yudit - posted on 12/22/2009

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Agree with most stuff here - the more you nurse, the more milk you will have, but it takes a few days. You have to have enough (more than usual) to eat and drink or your body has no ingredients to make milk from. I've heard almonds are good to eat, and dark beer like Guiness.
I'm exclusively breastfeeding Maayan - I eat like a pig and have not gone back to work and i think that's why I'm successful!

Maricar - posted on 12/22/2009

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continue breastfeeding her as often as possible and try to take supplements like fenugreek or moringana. Drink lots of water. Avoid stressing yourself out.

Amanda - posted on 12/22/2009

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Nurse as often as possible and pump in between. If you need to give your little one formula, pump while he/she is drinking the bottle down or just after so your body thinks you're feeding the baby. It will take a while to get it up, but it's really the only thing that will work. Nursing is a supply and demand mechanism. I, too, have a low supply due to my job (two 24-hour shifts a week on an ambulance). I haven't tried Fenugreek or Blessed Thistle, but might start soon. Good luck!

Meg - posted on 12/16/2009

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Have you tried pumping? Also the supplement fenugreek helps. You can buy it at health food stores.

Nicole - posted on 12/16/2009

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I recomend getting a pump. I've been pumping since my son was a couple days old and have plenty of milk. I pump or feed him every five to six hours. Even at night. He has been sleeping through the night since he as six weeks old but I still get up every six hours to pump to be sure my supply stays good. I'm also a working mom and have to pump on my lunch breaks. I'm not trying to brag but my pump has done wonders for keeping my milk supply coming in. I have a melda pump which costs about $200 and is worth every penny.

Casey - posted on 12/14/2009

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You can call the doc and they can give you a perscription to make your milk come in more. I just had that problem 2 weeks ago and thats what I did. It worked great!

Sarah - posted on 12/12/2009

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i actually need to know how u can bring in more milk too i supplement my son once a day with a bottle of formula but thats cus at night time it dosnt feel like hes full i liked to know ways to bring more milk in!

Somer - posted on 12/12/2009

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More frequent nursing is definitely a big key - try a nursing vacation where you both spend all day in bed with lots of skin-to-skin contact. Make sure you're getting enough calories and water each day - dropping low on those can definitely impact your milk supply.

If you prefer herbal remedies, you can try taking Fenugreek (with or without adding Blessed Thistle) as it helps increase milk supply. Or, if you prefer, Domperidone is a prescription-based drug that does the same. Both Fenugreek and Domperidone are very safe, and even given to moms of babies in the NICU, so are fine to use while BF'ing.

I've had lots of supply issues from the start, and had to use Fenugreek, Domperidone and pumping in order to increase my supply.

All that said, you've done great to make it this far BF'ing - so congratulations! Only you will know if and when the time is right for you and your family to transition to formula. If you do want to keep up BF'ing and continue to feel your supply is suffering, definitely contact a lactation consultant or breastfeeding clinic, or a local la leche league group. They're all awesome resources for helping with the BF'ing process! Good luck! :)

Margarita - posted on 12/11/2009

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My pediatrician encourages me to drink a beer, you can drink non-alcoholic beer such as O'Douls

Laurel - posted on 12/11/2009

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I've noticed that I really do make more when I nurse and pump more. Maybe if you tried pumping in between feedings, even if you don't get anything, just to stimulate your boobs so they know to make more.

Lani - posted on 12/11/2009

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My cousin dealt with this, she drank mother's milk tea and it helped. I have also had some issues with my milk supply since I started back to work the beginning of October, I've tried to change my diet, drink TONS of water and I drink an large glass of water while I'm pumping. Also, I talked to my OB and he called in Reglan for me to take. I switched from a manual pump to an electric pump also, and I rented a double pump from the WIC office...it's helped tremendously

Home remedies I've been told include: eating chocolate (my mom's suggestion) real oatmeal, and mother's milk tea. I've done chocolate (b/c why not take an excuse to eat more) I didn't notice a difference but mom said it did it her. That's the only one I've done as I honestly lack time to make oatmeal and haven't found any mother's milk tea around here....

I think in all honesty, your best bet is to talk to your OB and see what they reccomend...

Best of luck

Alexandra - posted on 12/11/2009

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If you supplement with formula your supply will go down. The more you nurse and pump the more milk you will have. Drink lots of water. Eating oatmeal helps, the real kind, not instant oatmeal. Also fenugreek pills (from the health food store) and mothers milk tea may help. Good luck :)

Tarah - posted on 12/11/2009

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just continue to try. the more they nurse the more you will produce. Another thing to look into is getting a pump, electric works best but i've been using manual.

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