I am breast feeding our son but I keep running short of milk what can I do

Tracey - posted on 09/20/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is now 10 days old and I am breast feeding him and during feeds I keep running out of milk


Sarah - posted on 09/20/2013




Why do you think you are running short on milk? Are you pumping and then feeding him by bottle? Usually you don't go "empty" when you nurse. Nursing stimulates milk production, so as you nurse you are actually producing more milk. With your baby being only 10 days old you are probably having to nurse about every 1-3 hours.....most breastfed babies will need to nurse about every 2 hrs around the clock. There are some that go about every 1 hour. This helps to get your supply up. Usually around 3 months of age babies will start to go longer.....about every 3-4 hours. If your baby is nursing about every 3 hours to help increase milk production you can pump. Just remember that you get more milk nursing then you do pumping. It is not unusual for a mom to only get an ounce or less those first few weeks when she pumps....if nursing and pumping.

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