Kymmi - posted on 09/18/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
This is my first baby, he is 3 weeks old. The much heard about "painful engorgement" of the breasts never occurred for me, and I am still not producing enough milk to satisfy his hunger. I've been supplementing with formula, but now he is getting gassy and seeing as many in my family are lactose intolerant (myself included), we are thinking it is because of the formula. I would like to get my son on breastmilk exclusively, but don't know how to produce more milk. I am nursing constantly (every 2-3 hours during the day, about every 3-5 at night), drink around a gallon of water a day and am now trying the Mother's Milk tea. I've tried pumping but by the time he's done nursing I have nothing left to pump.
Is there anything else I can try? Could my diet have anything to do with it? (Being basically a single mom since the husband is deployed, I get very little time to eat)
Thanks in Advance ladies