I try to latch him as much as he wants during day n evening including settling him down to sleep but dh thinks he will rely on me alone to settle and I will be so indispensable and busy and in trouble. Basically he's not into the idea of me being his dummy for sleep.when we intro the pacifier he rejects (secretly happy)
For night, I would wake up to pump twice 3hrly n then yes he will wake n I will nurse him using formula in the Sns.
Whats puzzling is why it is taking so long for my milk to come in fully and Enough. Or am I just being impatient? Some women experience a flood of milk coming in And their breasts wld be hard but I haven't had that yet. my breasts are still soft to touch though larger.
I asked the maternal nurse about insufficient glandular tissue but she doesnt think so. What specialist can diagnose this condition? Gyane? I feel that I don't have it but can't help to think they I may have it.
Don't delve into it so much, and just feed feed feed. You don't want to stress yourself out with every possibility. And bub won't take the breast if he isn't hungry. Good luck, keep updating x
Lc didn't dismiss that but she won't be able to diagnose just by physically looking at my boobs. IGT has its signs and I don't think I have them except the part about having small breast. I have asked that in another thread and I rem you telling me your bfg leader? With AA cups bfg 100%? And my other friends at least 3 of them are small breasted like me and they managed to bf 100% too. Guess I need to believe in myself.
and the LC recommended me to see my ob if I am concerned about me having IGT. See she doesn't even know! I will only see my ob mid nov for my 6 weeks review.
I don't have pcos or thyroid issues those have been checked since DS is IVF baby. Retained placenta? Doubt so cos it came out whole and my lochia is almost all dried up.
thanks gals for your advice and support. I will keep going on...
Hey my two friends I spoke said they needed their nipple holes to be opened by I think LC. I never heard of this and googled it. Apparently there are a dozen holes on nipple. So many on one small nipple??
When I squeeze using c cup hold onto breast I get think I see one big drop oozing out. When I pump I do see milk coming from various holes, but I doubt there are so many holes like 12-20 as google said.
Remember the more you nurse the more milk your body would make and it would make the amount that your baby needs! If u allow bub to take formula baby would nurse less from you, your body thinks u only need less milk and produce less.
When my dd was born I was so worried about my supply so I was expressing like crazy 9-10 times a day (dd wouldn't latch, and my nipple was damaged so my milk came very late) and now I have a problem of over active let down and supply, not a problem at all if i exclusively pump, however I am trying to get my girl back to bf as she can latch now with her bigger mouth. She refuses to take the breast with more milk and even if she does occasionally she would choke, poor thing. I can choose to pump less but I get blocked ducts I need to do it gradually I was told but my dd is almost 4 months by the time I am done adjusting she would be starting solid and need even less milk. I wish I stuck with bf at the beginning....
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