wishfull milk supply needed

Patricia - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




my 4 month old just got out of the hospitol(4 week stay)he had lost 3 lbs!well i went from pumping a 6oz bottle every 3 hours to getting 1/3 oz now!

the doctors are pushing formula, i want to boob feed...i fed my daughter untill 5 months. so im not new to this just never had this issue.

ive tried it all alfalfa. brewers yeast, fin u greek, drinking root beer

im not getting any thing but a nasty taste in my mouth.......................

any help out there????

i want to pump into a bottle....i want to still breast feed


Allison - posted on 02/28/2009




You'll need to put baby on the breast as much as possible, and pump at least every 2 hours for at least 10-15 minutes. I'd suggest you contact a board certified lactation consultant and join the forum at Kellymom . Ask you question there as there are several moms and breastfeeding professionally who can help you with your specifics.

Skin-to-skin contact is very important for both you and baby as well. There also an SNS - supplemental nursing system - that you could use to feed baby - baby would nurse off you but also get formula. The ideas is that as baby nurses more, you'll increase your supply and need less formula, so slowly over time baby stops needing the SNS and moves to breastmilk only.

Good luck! I'm sure this is very difficult for you!


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Bilhah - posted on 01/02/2016




Congrats on breastfeeding !!!!
Drink herbal remedy called Healthy Nursing Tea by secrets of tea...!!

Michelle - posted on 03/01/2009




Have you tried red bush tea, its a miracle. I Had a breast reduction and so shouldnt of been able to breastfeed at all but i drink 4 cups of redbush a day and i produce some top quality milk, It also makes you and baby feel very relaxed. A winner all round.

Betsy - posted on 02/28/2009




Have you asked your doctors about the prescription drug - Reglan?? Its suppose to increase your milk supply.  I've never used it, but I know it can even help mothers who have adopted babies produce milk and breastfeed without ever having been pregnant.  Just an idea!!  Sorry I have no personal experience with the drug but have just heard about it.

Angela - posted on 02/28/2009




i had issues, the more i tried to pump with the nursing, the worse it was. i would just nurse back and forth until she was happy. when i got tired, i had someone give her a couple ounces from the bottle and take a nap. my local hospital told me, don't stress, increase your liquids, eat well balanced diet, get plenty of rest and nurse as often as possible. i saw on here a convo about something you could drink "more mothers milk tea" i think. i haven't tried it, but i'm thinking about it. it couldn't hurt to have more milk! my daughter is 9 months old and i should probably nickname her hoover. she gets every last drop! good luck!

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