Help! I been breastfeeding only to my 2 month old ...but now im NOT PRODUCING ENOUGH !

Leslie - posted on 08/22/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




well I've been breastfeeding only and my baby is 2 1/2 months now, he does not drink out the bottle either. I'm very happy breastfeeding only but lately i feel ...well i know im making less. My son will latch on and he makes this weird sucking noise like not enough is coming out. He does poop and pee but i know my body and usually during the night when my baby would sleep long hours my breast would get full...well not anymore :( im really scared that i would stop producing milk. PLEASE HELP ! any advice or what can i eat ?


Dove - posted on 08/22/2012




If he's continuing to grow and thrive and he's getting enough wet diapers.... you are producing enough. Your breasts not feeling as full during the night simply means your body is adjusting to his demand (or lack thereof) during the night. It doesn't mean you are losing supply at all.

You can always offer to nurse him more often during the day to see if he wants it. I don't know about the weird sucking noise, but maybe his latch is a little off?

Angie - posted on 08/22/2012




, I don't know where you are located but if u r In the United States all Dr.s, hospitals, & health departments can put you in touch w/ a lactation specialist. Because of your question about your childs weight and your milk supply their maybe nothing wrong with either but the peace of mind of just knowing will b worth it. Also the lactation sp can suggest foods, vitiamins, or meds that can increase milk supply... Good luck!


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Francine - posted on 08/23/2012




I would talk to your doctor about this because every women is different.

Gwen - posted on 08/22/2012




Like Dove said. Your body is adjusting to his demand, so your breasts are not feeling so full. You will know when he hits a growth spurt because he'll want to nurse constantly. That's okay too, because it will stimulate your body to produce more.

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