Am I making enough Milk?

Tiffany - posted on 09/03/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




My baby is 3 moths old and When I pump I only get 2-3 oz from my Right boob and a little less then 1 oz on my left? My daughter tugs at my breast and crys somtimes, I do not know what to do. I tried giving formula but my baby also has eczima and it seems to flare it up. please help.


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Sheena - posted on 09/04/2009




Dont stress!

1-the pump will not pull milk from your breast as well as your baby!

2-If you dont feel like you are you can try fenugreek, more mothers milk (both supp. at otc), or even for extreme cases reglan (anti nausea med) will help build/ increase your supply.

Maybe your baby tugs at your breast because he/she is not latching correctly.If they are not latching right they will not get all the milk out witch wont stimulate your body to make more. Is this your first time bf'ing?

good luck! I hope this helped!

Stefani - posted on 09/04/2009




Remember baby is much more efficient at removing milk from the breast. Pumping is not accurate. The best way to know how much milk your baby is getting is to check the way lactation consultants do. Weigh the baby before and after a feeding. This will be the most accurate.

Jamie - posted on 09/03/2009




i have the same problem my leftboob produces more them the right.i give my son one bottle a day i first tried enfimil because my first son took to it the best,but my 3 month old breaks out from it so i tried similac it he seems to be doing fine on it. u might just have to try different formulas!!u can also try pumping mor but it doesnt help me a i already stopped producing enough so i dont have enough to pump. i hope this helps you!

Nicole - posted on 09/03/2009




How's her weight? Is she gaining well? That's what you look at. How does she act in general besides the few fussy periods? All babies, especially at three months, fuss now and then. Doesn't mean you're not producing enough. And you cannot, cannot, go by what you pump. Your baby is so much more efficient than a pump in getting the milk out. Case in point, I had oversupply problems with my first and I could barely pump anything out which is why I stopped even trying to pump.

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