How to breast feed

Bethany - posted on 08/04/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm only 22. I know I can produce milk, colostrum, I can see it when I squeeze my breast. More on one side than the other. I don't know however that my baby is getting enough milk. It seems right after I feed her, she's hungry again. I have no idea what to do. I have tried pumping and I don't get anything in there either. So at this point I'm freaking out. I'm at a complete loss. I don't want to give her crap formula. I want to give her what statistically will make her more alert, give her a better immune system, will improve overall health and performance later in life... Please help.

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Danicia - posted on 08/05/2013

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I recommend calling your doctor/lactation consultant. getting ahold of a professional will be very beneficial. how long are you pumping for? try pumping 10-15 minutes after your baby is done on the breast to increase your supply, even if you don't see anything coming out (it may take a while for your body to get the memo). definitely reach out to the professionals to make sure you're doing everything you need to/can be. good luck and don't give up!!

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