after trying to introduce formula milk to my baby I have a low supply, how can I increase my milk supply again , I tried expressing with no success.please help.

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Sarah - posted on 01/18/2015

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Just be very careful to be sure she is getting enough to eat. Minimum of 2 poops and 7-8 wet diapers a day. If she loses weight or seems lethargic, you'll need to supplement. Have you researched re-lactation?

Sarah - posted on 01/18/2015

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You need to have baby nurse more. Decrease the amount of formula you are feeding. Breastmilk works on supply and demand. When you introduced formula you decreased the demand of breastmilk so your body naturally decreased the amount of breastmilk. To increase breastmilk you need to then do the opposite. ....decrease formula and increase nursing......baby nursing is going to produce more than expressing. At first your baby will nurse more to build up that supply. Once your supply has built up baby will slow down.

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Sarah - posted on 01/18/2015

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No, it was not a mistake. If your instincts told you your baby was hungry, then you did the right thing. I commend you for trying to go back to just the breast, but ultimately what is most important is that your baby is healthy and happy!

Nandi - posted on 01/18/2015

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Re-lactaction! Guess ill have to research it.I always feel like she's not getting enough milk from me so I thought I should also formula feed her guess that was a big mistake.thank you Sarah e.

Nandi - posted on 01/18/2015

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Thank you very much for the advice Sarah, my bundle of joy is 2 months now.Im going to take your advice and decreace the amount of formula I'm giving her.thank you so much.

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