first time breast feeding mother

Donchette - posted on 03/25/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I just had a baby Friday the 18th. I have been breast feeding since Monday. I offer her the breast in the day time and bottles throughout the night. But today is Friday and she isn't really getting anything out of my beast. What should i do? Offer her the breast more? Massage my breast? Warm shower? Please help!

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Michelle - posted on 03/27/2016

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Breastmilk is made on a demand and supply basis. The more you breastfeed, the more milk you will make. By giving baby formula during the night, you are cutting down your breastmilk supply. Stop the formula during the night and just breastfeed until you have a good supply.
Why have you been doing bottles through the night? All the professionals would have told you to exclusively breastfeed (day and night).

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