I'm bout to give up....

Cathy - posted on 08/03/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have been on mothers milk plus for two weeks. I'm still not pumping more that 1/2 ounce put together. I'm loosing this battle. I wanted so much just to breast feed and its not working. I guess I'm just going to have to feed him formula. That sucks......

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Amanda - posted on 08/04/2012

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How much sugar are you consuming on a daily basis? Sugar can dehydrate you which means your body will produce less milk. For every soda we consume it take 8-8oz glasses of water to re-hydrate the body. You could also try drinking A LOT of water I'm talking like twice the daily recommended amount. When I increase my water supply, my milk production increases. Then there's feeding baby more often. And like a previous poster said how are his diapers, his weight gain etc. And I have to say, when I pump I've noticed I only get out the foremilk and then my breasts stop, for some reason I just can't pump my hindmilk.

Dove - posted on 08/04/2012

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I don't have much pumping experience, but don't judge supply based on the pump. If you are putting baby to breast... you are probably fine.

I did try to pump once with my son... didn't even get half an ounce, yet on my breast the kid gained 12 ounces in 3 days... ;)

Celeste - posted on 08/03/2012

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Never judge supply by pump output. Pump output isn't indicative of supply. Average output is 1/2 to 2 oz total.

Are you putting baby to breast at all?

Kaitlin - posted on 08/03/2012

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pumping is very different than breast feeding straight- dont go by how much you can pump. Is your baby wet and pooped often? Is she growing? Were you engorged the first week (or at any point?) These are all signs that baby is getting plenty to eat.
Have you spoken with a lactation consultant?
Before you stop, do a little research if you haven't already.
If you do decide to make the switch, don't let people make you feel bad about it. Formula is not the enemy, but sometimes we moms judge each other pretty harshly.

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