+ Reply to Thread
Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst ... 789
Results 81 to 90 of 90
  1. #81
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    South Adelaide
    Posts
    3,457
    Thanks
    87
    Thanked
    416
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Flaxseed is also called linseed. I suggest looking at your healthfood shop, they'll def stock it there


    ---------
    Mummie to
    Lucy Alys (July '06)
    Minnie Audrey (July '09)
    Pippi Violet (oct '11)

  2. #82
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    6
    Reviews
    0
    Prolactin is the hormone that produces milk. It gets released when your nipples get stimulated and milk supply also works on a supply and demand basis. No amount of natural medicines/coconut milk will increase it. Having a good diet and enough fluids will influence it though. Kangaroo care will increase skin to skin contact and help stimulation and let down. Try not to stress about it seems you are doing everything u can. Every breast is different and have different amounts of ducts and shouldn't be compared in Mls/expression in different people! If your babe feeds more frequently then that's not to say that's wrong it's just the way your breasts are- smaller amount of storage in the ducts = more frequent feeds. If your babes having wet and dirty nappies and seems content then no need to change your practice good luck

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Mum2bkb For This Useful Post:

    SugarplumMummy  (07-06-2012)

  4. #83
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    782
    Thanks
    128
    Thanked
    33
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by purplecat View Post
    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
    Thanks! My breasts tend to be the same and seem to get quite "full" approaching 3 hourly.
    How do I stretch out the time? Just add an hour extra between feeds etc?

  5. #84
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,491
    Thanks
    3,580
    Thanked
    838
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    At this early stage, there is no need to stretch out feeds. Feeding more regularly is the best way to keep your supply up, and your baby content.

    Baby will let you know when he is ready to go longer between feeds.

  6. #85
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,880
    Thanks
    5,204
    Thanked
    3,904
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Agree with bubbles10. Babies will stretch them out by themselves when ready.

    But I have heard slowly pushing them back 15min a feed can work reasonably well if you don't have supply issues.

  7. #86
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    2,103
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked
    235
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Ah yes probably didnt explain that well - I meant stretching my boobs out longer between feeds when my baby chose to go longer between feeds eg sleeping longer at night or after starting solids at around 6 months.

    I pushed it out by 15mins per night and just expressed for comfort. That was with my first who slept through at 4 months. Second one was an insommniac so it wasn't an issue til I night weaned her at 18 months. Then I just pumped a bit off for comfort about twice a night for a few nights and they adjusted.

    I wasn't ever trying to stretch the babies out between feeds - quite the opposite, I fed frequently in the day especially to keep them comfortable and well drained. Babies happy with that arrangement....
    Last edited by purplecat; 08-06-2012 at 13:00.

  8. #87
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    782
    Thanks
    128
    Thanked
    33
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by purplecat View Post
    Ah yes probably didnt explain that well - I meant stretching my boobs out longer between feeds when my baby chose to go longer between feeds eg sleeping longer at night or after starting solids at around 6 months.

    I pushed it out by 15mins per night and just expressed for comfort. That was with my first who slept through at 4 months. Second one was an insommniac so it wasn't an issue til I night weaned her at 18 months. Then I just pumped a bit off for comfort about twice a night for a few nights and they adjusted.

    I wasn't ever trying to stretch the babies out between feeds - quite the opposite, I fed frequently in the day especially to keep them comfortable and well drained. Babies happy with that arrangement....
    Thanks purplecat - yes I probably wasn't clear either - I don't want to stretch out feed times. It's more of bub actually sleeping longer and going longer between his feeds & wanting to know how I handle my supply and engorged (leaking) breasts. Bub is now going 4 hourly of a night & my CHN assures me my breasts will soon adapt to this new feeding pattern? In the meantime I stopped taking motillium and fenugreek, not sure if I have done the right thing though in stopping the fenugreek?

  9. #88
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    782
    Thanks
    128
    Thanked
    33
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    So I stopped taking fenugreek supplement as my supply seemed ok. Should I start taking regularly again just to be sure?
    I was only taking 1/day though...

  10. #89
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,491
    Thanks
    3,580
    Thanked
    838
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Nup, most of the time you don't need any supplements or special food, just feed your baby.

  11. #90
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    488
    Thanks
    75
    Thanked
    49
    Reviews
    0
    See how you go, if you feel your supply drop, than you can always start it up again.


 

Similar Threads

  1. CM discharge increase?
    By PR2bMum in forum Second Trimester Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 14-02-2013, 15:25
  2. Hoping to increase supply
    By Mom2TwoDSs in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 27-10-2012, 15:47
  3. Increase in discharge???
    By Angelique89 in forum Conception & Fertility General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 15-05-2012, 08:38

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Sudocrem / InfacolSudocrem® Healing Cream is a soothing emollient cream which aids and assists in the management of nappy rash, eczema, ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
ConfusedConception & Fertility General Chat
Situations - ok or not ok?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
IVF babies due March/April/May 2017#2pregnancy and babies through IVF
What are our chances??pregnancy and babies through IVF
Miracle March TTC and Testing ChatConception & Fertility General Chat
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›