my son is only 9 days old in I'm already getting low milk

Katherine Lillian Rodas - posted on 07/25/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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The thing is I got busy past two days In I only pumped 3 to 5 times a day but today I got one or two containers but now my boobs are soft in not getting much but before I got 1 to 3 bottles of 70ml almost every 30 minutes to an hour but how can I be going dry what can I do to help

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Lori - posted on 07/28/2014

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As the others have said, you need to pump or breastfeed more often. Milk production works on supply and demand. The more that is demanded (pumped out or baby drinking straight from the tap), the more your body will make. If you only pump a few times per day, then that tell your body you only need enough milk for those three times per day. Your supply can get right back up if you start pumping every 2 to 3 hours, and will increase even better if you can get baby to latch on and feed him directly.

Jodi - posted on 07/26/2014

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If you can, try to establish some breastfeeding with him, because a baby breastfeeding is much more efficient at getting milk than a pump is. However, you should continue to pump as regularly as you can to get milk. The reason your milk is lower now is because you only pumped a small amount for a couple of days and that's how the body works. If demand is low, supply will slow down. So you need to increase demand, then your supply will catch up.

Katherine Lillian Rodas - posted on 07/25/2014

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I want to pump for him so I guess Tuesday I try to get him to drink from my boobs

Katherine Lillian Rodas - posted on 07/25/2014

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I hope you get my message this way I'm new at this but anyways I was in the hospital I only had him 2 and a half days before OCS took him because my trailer was not ready for him because I was 2 weeks early so my house was not ready and because my momma dealt with OCS when I was little girl I could not say with her But everything is done now in I'm still trying to get him back but anyways so I bring milk to them for my son In I see him Tuesday but I no I need to bring more by then but I guess In I only have 4 full bottles in 3 half bottles right now since yesterday but before my boobs also stayed kinda hard now there really soft in getting so little milk for the past 5 hours

Jodi - posted on 07/25/2014

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You need to breastfeed and pump regularly to build up supply. Can I ask why you are not breastfeeding and only pumping?

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