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    Default Help!

    My 3mth old was in hopstial for 9 days and I could not breastfeed her due to her illness(as she was fed through a tube). I expressed and she was mostly having my milk, until gradually my supply was getting less and less. I have been very stressed and surviving on hardly any sleep, probably the reason why My supply went downhill.
    Anyway, now we are home. I just don't have the milk for her and need to supplement almost every feed. I'm so upset as we had been doing so well with breastfeeding, plus she loved it 😩
    What can I do? Can I ever get my supply back? I'll try expressing, I just don't seem to get much now.

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    I'm so sorry this has happened. I hope your little one is ok. Motilium helps boost your supply. You need a prescription for it. You could also try lactation cookies, fenugreek, loads of water and express express express. Try ring the Australian breastfeeding association, they will be able to give you more information. Take care X

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    Thanks heaps

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    Feed your kid when he or she appears to need the breast. Further you can take the advice of your doctor.

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    I agree about feeding. Have a couple of days staying in bed with Bub and have someone wait on you and concentrate on sleeping and feeding ! Also Bub is a lot more efficient than a pump so even if you can't express much it's likely your baby can get more

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    Keep feeding as much as you can. If you are able, get in contact with a LC. There are things to try like a supply line. As well as expressing after each feed.

    Lactation cookies are good!

    Hope your bub is all better. I cannot imagine how scary that would be.

    Eta. Lots of skin to skin.

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    Thanks everyone. I've boosted my supply in the last couple of days by basically putting her on my boobs all the time and getting lots of rest with bubs . Still not my normal supply, but she's not getting as frustrated now and I'm only supplementing 2 feeds. I see the dr on Tuesday so I'll see how her weight is going then.


 

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