Can I get my milk supply back up

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

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I was breast feeding my son til about 3 months then slowed down to once or twice a day but he has been getting sick from the formula and the dr and I have tried all kinds of formula I still nurse him in the mornings but have decided to go back to nursing him only. can I do that can I get my milk supply back up I bought a pump to help what should I do?

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3gorgeouskids - posted on 12/18/2009

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I too had to build up my supply as I fell ill when my daughter was 9 days old...... it took me 13 weeks of rest, fenugreek and mega amounts of water..... but I now have a happy, healthy 4 yr old daughter who happily breastfed until she was 2!! The key is to attach her as much as possible to send your body the signal to produce more..... mine was a little slow because I was sooooooo sick...... but it was worth it in the end!

Dawn - posted on 12/21/2009

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Breast feed on demand.

Your boobs are like a restraunt booking and an all you can eat buffet. They fill up when they know your baby is hungry and produce on demand from your baby - boobs rock! It won't be pleasant for you for a few days as you may find yourself tied to your baby but eventually your boobs will know when to produce etc to meet your childs needs.

Why did you go to formula in the first place? Not being judgey just interested.

dxx

Mary - posted on 12/21/2009

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Oh.. Yeah.. You can definitely build your milk back up. Just remember that the more you breast feed the more milk you'll make. Good Luck!

Tessa - posted on 12/21/2009

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I can only wish you goodluck! I've tried everything to increase my supply, and haven't been able to yet. Fenugreek, blessed thistle, alfalfa, pumping every 1-3 hrs, eating oatmeal, drinking plenty of fluids... all that is supposed to help

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Brittstocking14 - posted on 01/29/2014

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I have three months baby girl in the hospital when she was born I tried breast-feeding but it hurts too bad s she didn't Lockshire I either she's been on 20 different kind of formulas and she's having tummy issues and she has constipation issues and reflex I heard that you can get your breast milk back how do you do that I know you have to be topless for a couple of days but does the baby have to be undressed to what can I drink or eat that will make my knock supply come faster or is there any pills I can take her supplements for my milk supply to come and faster

Mattee - posted on 12/22/2009

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One thing that has helped me is finish the first breast first... We were having issues with foremilf/hindmilk imbalance because I was only nursing 15 min on each side. We have been doing block feedings and it has helped so so much! (I learned that of you don't finish each breast, the baby gets too much lactose, and not enough fat and can make them sick.) Good luck!

Mattee - posted on 12/22/2009

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Quoting cynthia:



Quoting Hannah:




Quoting cynthia:





Quoting Hannah:

You can get your milk supply back up ... i knew a girl who had stopped bf for 4 months and then went back to bf ... just keep putting him to the breast and take fenugreek and pump after hes done feeding and if he still seems hungry give him the expressed milk... but offer him the breast as often as possible. good luck!









lol thanks i been having trouble with my supply to ima try what you jus said...













your welcome ... ive had a lot of problems with my supply ive tried almost everything...lol









i been hyperventilating when shes on my breast though...its sooo hard to relax but i still try..shes been back on my breast for 2days cuz i was expressing but today she skipped a feeding and i went to pump and only pumped 2oz...





I'm curious as to why you were hyperventilating? Does it hurt? Clostorphobia?  

Nikki - posted on 12/21/2009

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as long as it hasnt dried up completely. try taking the natural supplement fenugreek it increases breastmilk production. i used it with my son to bring my milk levels back up

Lori - posted on 12/21/2009

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My supply went down right after we came home. I went a few days of nursing as long as he wanted which was sometimes 45 min each side. It really seemed to do the trick. Sometimes I nurse one side for 30 min. or longer and pump the other. The more skin to skin you can get helps and letting your baby nurse a lot they ask your body to make more milk. I had help from his Dr. and the hospital b/c I did not know what to do. My baby is almost 3 weeks old.

Ruma - posted on 12/19/2009

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Yes ofcourse you can get the supply back.Because all the milk supply depends on the sucking power of your baby.The more he sucks the more the milk is produced.
Gud luck for total breastfeed....

Lise - posted on 12/18/2009

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Nurse as often as you can. I have also had GREAT results with eating oatmeal and pumping on one breast while she eats on the other. Brings in a lot more milk and I can build up a freezer stash. Good luck! There are also a lot of herbs you can take. Check out www.kellymom.com - they have some great suggestions! Good luck!

Cynthia - posted on 12/18/2009

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Quoting Hannah:



Quoting cynthia:




Quoting Hannah:

You can get your milk supply back up ... i knew a girl who had stopped bf for 4 months and then went back to bf ... just keep putting him to the breast and take fenugreek and pump after hes done feeding and if he still seems hungry give him the expressed milk... but offer him the breast as often as possible. good luck!







lol thanks i been having trouble with my supply to ima try what you jus said...










your welcome ... ive had a lot of problems with my supply ive tried almost everything...lol





i been hyperventilating when shes on my breast though...its sooo hard to relax but i still try..shes been back on my breast for 2days cuz i was expressing but today she skipped a feeding and i went to pump and only pumped 2oz...

User - posted on 12/18/2009

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Yes the same happened to me in the beginning I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue bf so most of the day I bottle fed and then when my baby turned about 5 months she no longer would take a bottle and as long as I fed her my milk continued to come in.

Heather - posted on 12/18/2009

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You can also try mother's milk tea and there are vitamins that are available. The best thing to do is breastfeed and it will eventually build back up.

Hannah - posted on 12/18/2009

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Quoting cynthia:



Quoting Hannah:

You can get your milk supply back up ... i knew a girl who had stopped bf for 4 months and then went back to bf ... just keep putting him to the breast and take fenugreek and pump after hes done feeding and if he still seems hungry give him the expressed milk... but offer him the breast as often as possible. good luck!





lol thanks i been having trouble with my supply to ima try what you jus said...






your welcome ... ive had a lot of problems with my supply ive tried almost everything...lol

Cynthia - posted on 12/18/2009

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Quoting Hannah:

You can get your milk supply back up ... i knew a girl who had stopped bf for 4 months and then went back to bf ... just keep putting him to the breast and take fenugreek and pump after hes done feeding and if he still seems hungry give him the expressed milk... but offer him the breast as often as possible. good luck!


lol thanks i been having trouble with my supply to ima try what you jus said...

Hannah - posted on 12/18/2009

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You can get your milk supply back up ... i knew a girl who had stopped bf for 4 months and then went back to bf ... just keep putting him to the breast and take fenugreek and pump after hes done feeding and if he still seems hungry give him the expressed milk... but offer him the breast as often as possible. good luck!

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