Stopping Breastfeeding....? need help with milk supply!!!!

Ashley - posted on 01/16/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




So, my daughter is 4 months old, she's been breastfeeding since birth, with an ocasional bottle once or twice a day, of pumped breast milk!! well, for two days about a month ago, we went looking for a new car, and couldn't exactly nurse her test driving cars, and talking number all day for two days!! but anyways, its seems since then, my milk supply has decreased, and i've started supplementing b/c my body couldnt keep up with her demand! anyways, i want to keep breastfeeding, but when i pump i get less then 1 ounce, and when i nurse her for an hour,(sometimes more) she is still hungry......... any suggestions.......... thought.... anything will help................ thanks so much!!!

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Tina - posted on 01/17/2009




Is it possible to nurse without pumping for a couple of days?  If she isn't getting frustrated while nursing, then let her nurse.  I think it will help your milk supply.  I don't know what your hospital's policy is, but when I had my son, they told me to call whenever I needed breastfeeding help, even weeks/months down the road.  Give it a shot.  And make sure to relax.  If you're tense, your milk doesn't let down as quickly/easily.  Hope that helps.

Karen - posted on 01/17/2009




Hi Ashley, my son was the same i was breast feeding him but it wasnt filling him when he got to about 4 months, so i started giving him baby breakfast in the morning, (after his milk) and a jar of baby food for his tea,it seemed to work it filled him up. then before he went to bed i gave him a rusk with warm milk on it, he loved it.


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maybe start to feed her some baby food my son around four months old wasnt filling from just milk i went to my doctor and he said to start solids and give milk. hope i could help

Lisa - posted on 01/16/2009




Have to tried that "Mother's Milk" tea? I've heard some have found it works to help them lactate. Also, call your pediatrician and ask to speak with a lactation nurse they can tell you what to do as well.

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