Do I have enough milk?

Laura - posted on 02/27/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a 9 month old who is breatfeeding most of a day and gets 1 bottle of for up a day. Although when I'm breastfeeding he's wow us fussy and wants to latch on the to the other side and keeps aw point from side to side per minute could it be due to less milk? If so how do I manage to build my supplu, it's pretty difficult to feed on demand since he is getting 3 main meals a day and always says no to milk from being full from his meAls? Please help of anyone has been through anything as such ?

TIA xxx

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JA - posted on 03/23/2015

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At 9 months I breastfed after he woke up, before both naps and bedtime, and that was enough for him. Plus I fed him when he woke at night. Close to his first bday my supply starting dropping at night so after the bedtime feeding I would give a little cows milk since he refused formula.

JA - posted on 03/23/2015

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My son is now 13 months and I recently stopped. At 9 months, I breastfed when he woke up, then before both naps, then at bedtime, and when he woke up at night. This was enough for him. Close to his first bday I gave him cows milk after the bedtime breastfeeding as my supply was going down at that time.

Celeste - posted on 03/21/2015

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Are you nursing before meals? If not, try that. Breastmilk is to be the main source of nutrition for the first year. Solids are complementary. Fussy doesn't necessarily mean there's a supply issue. It could be teething, growth spurt (about 9 months is a prime time for one).

Cathey - posted on 03/03/2015

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First stop switching breast until he has completely emptied the first breast. The switching can cause the baby to get more water than milk. You can build your supply by adding a few pumping sessions in between feeding, this will send the message to the body that you need more milk. Is the baby active eating or using you as a personal pacifier? Active eating the throat rise and fall and you can see the bottom of the ear pull. The jaws moving is not an indication of active eating it is of sucking. An infant can suck at the breast without pulling out milk. Has your scheduled changed which would make the infant want to be with you more. Little changes for us are major changes for babies, the baby feels wonderful when with you because the hormones you two produce together. You are the babies personal feel good. Output is how you know if intake is good when breastfeeding.

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