need help breastfeeding im new to it

Cassie - posted on 02/18/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




i have a question im new to the breastfeeding thing and my son was born a week ago and im only getting 3 to 4 ox at a time and im pumping cause he wont latch on he was 4 weeks early but i was getting 6 ox one day willi get more milk or not or what can i do to help it along


Kate CP - posted on 02/18/2012




Drink lots of water, cut back or cut out caffeine, and pump more often. Breast milk is a supply and demand thing: without demand there is no supply! Try latching him again and see if he'll take to it (he's a much more efficient "pump" than any pump on the market). Also see if there's a local La Leche League group that is meeting up soon to help you out.

Hang in there, Mom! You're doin' great! :)

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