Low milk supply? Comfort sucking?

Erika - posted on 02/22/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 3month old son now feeds on formula and breast milk. Although my breast milk started to run low since he turned 2months old, my little one still craves for it. He would always look for it even after being bottle fed no matter how full he is. He'd cry for it to get himself to sleep or to calm him down.

I still am lactating but it's really low now even if I'm taking supplements/vitamins to lengthen the time I can provide for my son. It's pretty depressing for me that my milk is now low but my kid still goes for it no matter how little he gets. Is he just sucking for comfort? Can I increase the amount of milk I produce? How? What to do? Help please.

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Calandra - posted on 12/09/2015

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Yes, you can increase milk supply successfully If you take Healthy Nursing Tea by secrets of tea.

Susan - posted on 02/22/2010

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I had an emergency c-section and wasn't allowed to breast feed for the first 24 hours so my baby was used to a bottle nipple and would never latch. I was able to pump and keep my supply going good enough for about 2-3 months before it finally just ran dry even with the help of medication my doctor prescribed to help me lactate. DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP! You did the best you could do and don't let others brow beat you either. Even if you were only able to produce an ounce, you tried. If you are able to increase production, great but if you can't there's nothing wrong with formula.

Kendra - posted on 02/22/2010

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I was told the more he eats from you the more you produce. I would start a feeding from the breast and supplement with formula. Good luck! the same thing happened to me when Alexander was in the NICU.

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