New mom HHHHEEELLLP LOL

Denise - posted on 02/03/2018 ( 6 moms have responded )

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HELLO MOMS! I am a new mom of a beautiful baby boy. First time mom I REALLY need help with breast feeding had my son in Nov pumped because he WILL NOT LATCH lol (lazy baby) only pumped half ounce each breast FOR THE WHOLE DAY! so I have to supplement :( then my pump broke didn't pump for 2 weeks :( I want the best for my baby how can I produce more milk now that I am pumping again

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Andrew - posted on 02/06/2018

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I was a lazy feader, is what I have heard. = Wanted the milk to just flow into my bellie

Mary - posted on 02/06/2018

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There is meds you can take to get your breast milk flowing again so maybe ask your doc. Keep pumping and see if you can find a bottle for kids with cleft pallet (sorry if i spelled it wrong) but you can basically squeeze it to get the milk out or you can take some scissors and cut the hole of the nipple a little bit to make it bigger and easier for the milk to come out - I am of course referring to a rubber nipple ;)

like cut a little x where the hole is and combo that with the squeeze bottle and you'll have instant solution but theres so bad to that too because the process of breast feeing and suckling and everything is important to a childs development so keep that in mind. Best of luck and congrats on the baby! :)

Sarah - posted on 02/05/2018

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Also, if you cannot nurse him; then let it go. He will be just fine consuming formula and you can offer him the breast for comfort and bonding. Being a new mom is hard enough without holding yourself to some standard that you must breastfeed your baby. Enjoy him, he is going to grow so fast and you don't want to waste precious hours everyday trying to extract a few ounces of milk. Hang in there and Congrats!

Sarah - posted on 02/03/2018

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I really wish you had posted this is November! He was probably jaundiced or struggling to latch- not lazy. Babies do not know how to breastfeed, just like you don't. They suckle but they need guidance. Now that it is February; if you are making any milk at all, get to a lactation consultant right away.

Michelle - posted on 02/03/2018

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Have you seen a lactation consultant?
They can help you with different latching techniques. Pumping will never get as much out as a baby sucking. Breasts also produce need on a supply and demand basis. If you aren't getting much out then your breasts won't produce more.

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