i am losing my milk and am devastated, does anyone know what brings milk on?

Linda - posted on 03/29/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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am so upset my baby is having difficulty getting a descent feed from me, my milk is drying up and i dont want it to! please help does anyone know what brings it back on?

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Nursing more often, getting enough fluids, pumping after each feed, being skin to skin w/ your baby.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/29/2012

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How long have you been BFing for? You also may want to up your feeding times. He/She may need to eat more often to build up your supply, especially when they are going through a growth spurt. But seriously, try the beer. I swear it worked wonders for me. Also, even 1 cigarette a day will cut your supply, so do not smoke.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/29/2012

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Smoking decreases your supply also, and make sure you drink a lot of water!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/29/2012

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Fenegreek I hear works, same for mothers milk. But what worked for me is having a guiness beer. Seriously! I would drink one at night and be engorged the next morning. You do NOT need to pump and dump, because alcohol works out of your breast milk the same way it works out of your blood stream. Just make it a time that you don't need to BF for 1-2 hours. Good luck!

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