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    Hi Sugarplum, I am also a small breasted woman but I got to breastfeed my DD for 7 months. I had to nurse her every 2 hours which did get exhausting at times but it also meant I could sit down a lot lol. I found drinking anything with malt in it boosted my supply such as sustagen or milo. Plus it's a much yummier alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiredUp View Post
    Hi Sugarplum, I am also a small breasted woman but I got to breastfeed my DD for 7 months. I had to nurse her every 2 hours which did get exhausting at times but it also meant I could sit down a lot lol. I found drinking anything with malt in it boosted my supply such as sustagen or milo. Plus it's a much yummier alternative.
    Wow thanks for tip re: the malt, will have to make some milkshakes
    You are a super Mum! 7 months feeding 2 hourly!
    If i can get myself more organised with my business and playing with my toddler I won't mind 2 hourly feeds - bub is now going 3 hourly which is working well

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    Oh do you believe that you "need" to feed 2 hourly because you are small breasted?

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    Yes absolutely. I was lucky if I got to 3 hourly but I was also lucky that she slept through the night from 7 weeks old. I thought it was normal feeding so frequently coz breastmilk was digested easier, although on the occasions she did have formula she would only go 3 hours between feeds anyway. Like you were told by a LC I was also told that because of my small boobs my storage capacity was less requiring more frequent feeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarplumMummy View Post
    Yes I've noticed a difference in bub when I take less fenugreek. I try to take after I feed so it can be absorbed before I feed next.
    I wonder if cooking with the seeds etc would help just as much?

    No naturopath here but believe it or not I am studying to be one myself - just not that advanced yet.
    You can add ground fenugreek to most foods ie curries casseroles and soups/stews. You can soak and eat the seeds themselves or add it to a salad or stirfry.

    I'm Indian and cooking with it is normal. When bfing full time I added it to almost everything.

    DH took a bit to get used to the effects but after a week or so was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiredUp View Post
    Yes absolutely. I was lucky if I got to 3 hourly but I was also lucky that she slept through the night from 7 weeks old. I thought it was normal feeding so frequently coz breastmilk was digested easier, although on the occasions she did have formula she would only go 3 hours between feeds anyway. Like you were told by a LC I was also told that because of my small boobs my storage capacity was less requiring more frequent feeding.
    Wow so how did the transition go from feeding 2 hourly to sleeping through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzys Mummy View Post
    You can add ground fenugreek to most foods ie curries casseroles and soups/stews. You can soak and eat the seeds themselves or add it to a salad or stirfry.

    I'm Indian and cooking with it is normal. When bfing full time I added it to almost everything.

    DH took a bit to get used to the effects but after a week or so was fine.
    Thanks! I will look for it in the spice section.
    Am disappointed I can't find flaxseed meal or brewers yeast at Woollies to make the cookies ;(

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    Small breasted doesn't mean small supply though! I am an A cup and am still feeding my 2 year old. I had to manage oversupply issues until she was 18 months old. I fed frequently for my own needs ie my breasts would get uncomfortably full quicker as they were small storage tanks :
    I also had to very gradually stretch out time between feeds overnight with both bubs or I would get mastitis

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarplumMummy View Post
    Wow so how did the transition go from feeding 2 hourly to sleeping through?
    She was always a good sleeper, so I was just really lucky there. I was feeding 3 hourly through the night then at 7 weeks she slept 5-6 hours but still 2 hourly through the day. I haven't been so lucky in the daytime naps department though. At 9 months old she only sleeps for an hour for the whole day

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarplumMummy View Post
    Thanks! I will look for it in the spice section.
    Am disappointed I can't find flaxseed meal or brewers yeast at Woollies to make the cookies ;(
    you might have to find an Indian grocery shop as I'v never bought it at woolies/coles.


 

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