I need some help.

Jennifer - posted on 04/13/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I started out breast feeding my daughter who is two months now.i had gone back to work before i got a breat pump so whom ever was watching her i told them to make her formula.well I got comfortable with how she took a bottle faster than she took me. So I slowed down...to a near stop.and i bought a pump and have been trying but i just cant get anything out...is there anyway to restart supplying milk? all replies are appreciated :)

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Angela - posted on 11/25/2017

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I was taking fenugreek pills and those were making my LO super gassy and constipated so stopped taking them and started Healthy nursing tea that helped with my supply as well as no digestive issues in my baby.

Aicha - posted on 04/14/2010

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lactation cookies

These are made to help nursing mothers milk supply. They taste great and really work.
I would eat 4 or more a day.

Servings: 12 dozen
Ingredients
1 C butter
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
4 T water
2 T flaxseed meal (no subs)
2 Lg eggs
1 t vanilla
2 C flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
3 C Thick cut oats
1 C Chocolate chips
2 T Brewers Yeast (no substitutions)
Preparation
Preheat oven at 375.

Mix 2 T of flaxseed meal and water, set aside 3-5 minutes.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs.
Stir flaxseed mix into butter mix and add vanilla.
Beat until well blended.
Sift: dry ingredients, except oats and choc chips.
Add butter mix to dry ing.
Stir in the oats and then the choc chips.
Drop on parchmant paper on baking sheet.
Bake 8-12 minutes.

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Aicha - posted on 04/14/2010

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have you tried nursing baby 1st then pumping afterward also oatmeal helps milk supply I use sugar coated fennel seeds they taste good and I like the crunch


here is a recipe that might help

Lactation Cookies And Lactation Muffins



As as mom who’s breastfeeding two babies, finding time to look after myself is a juggling act.

http://www.naturalparentingtips.com/fami...

When Feeding babies, it’s nice to be nutured yourself. This recipe is designed to help increase your breastmilk supply. The cookies come out as nice soft doughy cookies. They are dangerously delicious – and if you’re not careful, will be stolen by the entire family before you get a look in!
They’re also a great activity to involve an older child in. My toddler is great at sifting, mixing, and taste testing!!
Lactation Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup raw caster sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal (Also known as Linseed meal)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup or more of white chocolate chips
1 cup of chopped dried apricots, cranberries, or any fruit that takes your fancy – I love cranberries
3 heaped tablespoons of brewers yeast (this is the part that helps increase your supply)
Preheat oven at 180 degrees C. Mix together 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal and water, set aside for 3-5 minutes.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mix well Stir flaxseed mixture add vanilla
Beat until blended. Sift together dry ingredients, except oats and chips. Add to butter mixture. Stir in oats then chips.Scoop table spoon sized balls out, and flatten onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper
Bake 8-12 minutes, until just golden, they’ll firm up once they’re out of the oven. Serves: 6 dozen You can modify this recipe to turn them into muffins by adding 1 cup of milk, and 1 cup of blueberries. Simply mix all the wet ingredients in one bowl, the dry ingredients in another, and then combine the two. Don’t overmix.
Bake for 15 minutes until the muffins spring back when pressed lightly.

Jessie - posted on 04/14/2010

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also talk to a lactation consultant the often have ideas on how to increases supply. when I was having issues I started drinking mother's milk tea and taking fenugreek 4 times a day. its and herbal rememdy, look it up and check it out! good luck

Hannah - posted on 04/14/2010

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I agree with Marabeth, I work full-time so I have to pump and to keep my supply up I nurse as often as I can when I am with him - as much as he wants as night to keep things moving too!

Marabeth - posted on 04/13/2010

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oh yeah another thing, it seems like it would go against gravity but i get way more pumping if i am laying down. it's a little awkward but my let downs are much more productive and frequent (i guess cuz i'm relaxed). of course one can't really just lay down and pump during a lunch break unless you work for a mattress showroom or something.. :)

Marabeth - posted on 04/13/2010

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i tried pumping from the very beginning and also couldn't get hardly anything even after thirty minutes. after three or four months i responded better to the pump but really the best way to increase your supply is to put that baby to your boobie! maybe sleep with her, she'll nurse a lot more if she's next to you those many many hours. she'll probably enjoy the quality time with you as well considering you are working. it can never be too frequent to nurse her when you're trying to increase your supply. even if she doesn't really eat just suckles that helps! the stimulation of your nipples and emptying your breasts triggers your milk makers to increase your baby's needs. pump only when you're away from her (since she can't nurse) and in the morning/middle of night (when your supply is the highest). otherwise, nurse nurse nurse! :) good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 04/13/2010

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ive been tryin and i could try for a half hour and get only a few drops :(

Christa - posted on 04/13/2010

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Just keep pumping and nursing. Eventually your supply should pick up. Keep very hydrated and as rested as possible. When you pump try and relax and think about your baby to stimulate let down. Keep it up your body should respond to the increase in demand.

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