breast feeding

Brittney - posted on 04/04/2013 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My baby is 11 days old. My milk took 6days to come in at all. Now I am only making about an ounce between both breasts when I pump. I had to supplement formula because baby was still hungry and wasn't peeing. So now I breasted and then he s still hungry so he drinks 1-3 ounces of formula after. How do I get to start producing 3-4 ounces every two hours? I've never felt full or engorged.

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Nichole - posted on 06/10/2013

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I have had two kids and I tried breast feeding my oldest for two months I never produced more then an oz between both breast I was pumping and feeding every two hrs to try and get more milk produced nothing worked and after much frustration and tears I found out that no women in my family has been able to breast feed because none of us have ever produced enough milk. When I quit trying I never got super full breast and with my second I never bagged up either. So it is ok if it isn't possible. Every women is different

Angie - posted on 04/16/2013

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I would say put the pump away (unless you need to leave baby with someone else or someone else is helping feed the baby)! Just let baby nurse, your body will adjust to whatever baby needs. And it's true that your body knows the difference between pumping and actually breastfeeding. If you're concerned about supply, you can take fenugreek, it's a natural supplement and it makes you smell like maple syrup - lol!
Breastfeeding does take a huge commitment in the beginning. I breastfed 3 babies and for at least the first month it seems like that's all you do! Good luck and best wishes!

Christy - posted on 04/14/2013

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Try mothers milk tea I thought it taste nasty at first but you get used to it it helps u cold also ask a ob gun bout a pill that helps with it too

Brittney - posted on 04/05/2013

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Thank you all. I've been pumping like crazy. Finally this morning I was able to get 1 1/2 ounces. Out of each boob.!! I couldn't get that out of both before!! So That's improvement. :)

Kristen - posted on 04/04/2013

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Trust me.. with my last child born in 2011...we were ready to leave the hospital and the lactation consultant came in a bitched me out because the baby wasnt latching properly.. then they weighed her and she had lost one pound of the weight she had gained...so we had to supplement formula... if the baby is crying and fussy then you know there is an issue.. if the baby eats and is content then your safe to say they are probably getting enough... i know its so hard to judge how much they are getting at first.. seriously though just keep up the pumping as often as you can... pump and then put baby on breast to finish draining it and if baby still hungry then use the pumped milk...i was told only baby can drain the boob completely lol or something like that.. dont get frustrated this is the same issues we all have

Kristen - posted on 04/04/2013

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It could be a variety of reasons why... maybe you have a clogged milk duct or maybe baby has thrush? or is lactose intolerant or who knows really...it always takes awhile just pump pump pump.. pump every half hour.. even if you end up giving the breastmilk in a bottle its better than giving up.

Brittney - posted on 04/04/2013

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Imso frustrated. I feel horrible like I can't take care of my baby.at first breastfeeding wasn't really a big deal but after I did it once I really liked it and want to keep doing it.

Kristen - posted on 04/04/2013

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UMM I hated breastefeeding for this exact reason.. you can never tell how much and if they are getting enough.. I would call the public health office because where I live, they have a nurse that comes and does weekly weighings and checks mom and baby out right in your own house... its really great they do this because if baby isnt latching properly or is losing weight its best be caught asap

Brittney - posted on 04/04/2013

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I don't know. I was gonna call the hospital and ask. Can u think of Why this could be happening?

Kristen - posted on 04/04/2013

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Do you have a program where the health nurses come to your home to check up?

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