Try and do all the feeds. Even if you then have to pass him over to be topped up by DP, him feeding hungrily from you every time he feeds will be telling your body you need to make more milk. The demand will create more supply.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 13 of 13
31-03-2012 10:49 #11
31-03-2012 11:28 #12three terrific kids
- Join Date
- Sep 2007
- Perth WA
Breast feeding works on supply and demand. My suggestion is to start feeding ds for each feed during the day the pass over to do to top up. It shouldn't take long to build your supply up
31-03-2012 12:12 #13Senior Member
- Join Date
- Sep 2011
Thanks for all the advice!
I do remember fenugreek helped me with DS1!
I'm the only one who bathes DS2 and I wear him a few hours a days - DP had an emergency c-section so I she can't do either. I'll try and have more skin to skin though as we have that only in the bath at the moment.
I'm also letting DS1 feed a lot more. I really can't use a pump, I pump for 40min and only get 30ml at best and very sore nipples :-( I have the Madela swing at home, but I think DS1 does a much better job and doesn't hurt :-)
I don't want to take over all the feeds yet as I can imagine her milk better for him, so I'll to fully start only a few weeks before she goes back to work. But in the mean time I can do the fenugreek, skin to skin and a feed or two a day. Any other advice would be very welcome! :-)
By Lizzylou in forum Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) ChatReplies: 2Last Post: 23-08-2012, 09:38
By MaddisonMia in forum IntroductionsReplies: 3Last Post: 21-05-2012, 20:28
By 2ndtimemumma in forum Breastfeeding SupportReplies: 6Last Post: 25-03-2012, 08:39
LCF Fun Languages AustraliaFrench, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian & German lessons for children 0-12 years. Play-based and immersion language ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
A - Z of Baby Boy NamesGames & fun stuff
A - Z of baby girl namesGames & fun stuff
Saeco Coffee machine helpGeneral Chat
High Natural Killer Cells #9Reproductive Immunology
Lite & Easy ???Second Trimester Chat
Egg Donation in South Africa #14Egg Donation
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
The Not So Serious Vent Thread #7General Chat