I have 1 month old baby and im breastfeeding but i have gotten low on milk what can i do?

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Alex - posted on 07/29/2012

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hello ladies again me....I tried everything all of you told me to do IM DESPERATE now I know im not filling her up because shes eating every 30 min or sometimes every hour so I got one of the bottles I had frozen when I first delivered which was a 90oz bottle she had just ate from the breast and she drank every drop of it....IM SO SO DESPEREATE I DONT WANT TO START HAVING TO GIVE HER FORMULA

Sarah - posted on 07/26/2012

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Many mothers think they develop a low supply, but in reality, it's just their bodies regulating their supply (this commonly happens around 4-6 weeks). You won't necessarily have that "full" feeling anymore or leak milk. As long as baby is peeing and gaining weight, then your supply is fine!

Alex - posted on 07/26/2012

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what made me think i had low milk is at the beginning i was filling 90oz of a bottle since my baby was in the hospital the first 3 weeks of birth then this time shes been home i do 25, maybe 35 if im lucky but i guess what sarah mentioned is true, what about the reflux she has one every time she after she eats and it seems its what she ate

User - posted on 07/26/2012

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Hi, i was low on milk few days after we were discharged from the hospital. With the help i got from my mom and other close friends it got better. They recommended i took pap, beverage tea, and pepper soup made from a local Nigerian spice [uziza and udah]. It is a special recipe for lactating moms in Igbo speaking part of Nigeria and it helped a great deal. Most importantly, you need to get enough rest, that would help also.

User - posted on 07/26/2012

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Is your baby gaining weight? Is s/he having wet and dirty nappies? If so, there isn't a problem. At about this time your breasts will have adjusted to how much milk they need to make and won't feel so full.

If there is a problem the best thing you can do is feed as much as possible. Don't leave too long between feeds. Make sure you drink plenty and get as much rest as possible.

It may help to talk to a lactation consultant to check your baby is latching on properly.

Kristin - posted on 07/26/2012

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Start pumping. Your body will start producing more milk if the demand is high.

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