Want to start breastfeeding after 2 months of stopping and on Domperidone

Lori_rondeau - posted on 04/17/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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So here's my story, I started off breastfeeding and really wanted to!! now after a week of breastfeeding I had a breakdown and my milk supply went down to an ounce every 3 hours that I was pumping and I wasn't able to breastfeed anymore because my nipples were too sore as my baby caused them to be scabbed over and brought me to tears every time he latched. So now that I have a bit of a better schedule and am not stressed out I would like to try and get my milk supply back!! I just started Domperidone yesterday and hear it could take up to 6 weeks for it to work... Does anyone have any advice for me as I am pummping to try and get my supply up and the pump doesn't seem to work that well for me.

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Gail - posted on 04/17/2012

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Does your baby go to breast any more? Can you find a lactation counselor in your area? I would recommend having someone evaluate his latch if you had that significant nipple damage when nursing. You might also goggle for a video by Dr. Jane Morton on "hands on pumping" It is on the Stanford university education web site. Many people have troubling increasing milk just using a pump and find combining it with hand pumping may make more milk. I would also suggest lots of skin to skin contact where baby cuddles on your chest. There a many good web sites for information and I would recommend "kellymom". Good luck and remember "every ounce counts" so even if your baby if getting 1 ounce of breast milk it is better then no breast milk at all. I am a community health nurse and give breastfeeding advice so hope this helps. Have you tried a breast shield?

Gail IBCLC

Celeste - posted on 04/17/2012

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Ouch! You poor thing!! Couple of questions..Have you had him evaluated for tongue tie? Babies with tongue tie aren't able to latch well and can cause pain. Was the pain throughout the feeding or was just at the initial latch?



Check out those links that Lori A. posted. I'd pump every 2 to 3 hours, not going later than 3 hours.

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Lori_rondeau - posted on 04/17/2012

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I have not had him evaluated for tongue tie. That might help as well my mom has been saying maybe he is tongue tied cuz he always has his tongue out. So maybe I will haveto get that checked. The pain was the whole time he was at the breast. I do try to pump every 2-3 hours except at night I do it a little less just because I do need my sleep as well but thank you for htat Celeste Clark :D

Lori_rondeau - posted on 04/17/2012

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Thank you Lori A that was really helpfull I have connections to get something like the lactaid which I didnt' even think of but that would probly help a whole bunch having him feed from that while sucking at the breast :D.

Lori_rondeau - posted on 04/17/2012

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I wasn't breastfeeding because when he latched it hurt so bad that I would cry. So I was only pumping for that week and i was attempting to breastfeed whenever I could stand it.



I try to get him back at the breast but he doesn't seem to want to take it at all so I'm trying to pump every 3 hours for at least 15 mins but not really getting more than a little drop or sometimes a tiny pool of milk under my nipple. My little man is 3 months old now.

Celeste - posted on 04/17/2012

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Were you basing your supply on pump output? Pump output is not indicative of supply. Pump output of 1 oz is actually normal and babies are much more efficient than the pump. Meaning, you were probably producing more than an ounce. The best way to judge supply is by diaper count. As long as baby is getting 6-8 diapers, no matter content, supply is fine.



Have you tried putting baby back to the breast? That's the best way to increase supply. How often are you pumping? How old is your baby?

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