Oh and I never feel let down when I fed or express. Just at odd times throughout the day.
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22-10-2012 04:57 #11
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22-10-2012 05:15 #12
22-10-2012 05:18 #13
I keep reading the volume expressed isn't representative of my supply but whilst DS2 latches on well and happily nurses at my breast, I can see when he does swallow and when he isn't. Most times he isn't so I conclude I am not making enough.
also after a long time at boob and coming off he isn't satisfied.
22-10-2012 05:29 #14
If he's not satisfied just try and put him back on. It's totally normal for a newborn to be feeding for 12 hours a day! I know my daughter definitely did. Also they want to be at the breast for more than just food...he could be full but just want to suckle for comfort or to be close to you But you know your baby best hun!
22-10-2012 05:49 #15
Hoping to increase supply
Bm is food, water and comfort so you can never overfeed a bf baby.
22-10-2012 07:44 #16
My milk was slow to come in and bubba lost too much weight in the first few days after birth. So we comp fed using a feeding line while he was on the boob. I took fenugreek & blessed thistle vitamins/supplement that i bought at the health food shop, drank fenugreek and ate lactation cookies that i made (recipe on bubhub somewhere). Once his weight was back up the maternal health nurse said to try a week of just breast feeding, it was scary, I was so worried he'd starve. But it worked!
If concerned get advise from a nurse??
My let down happens a minute or so into the feed I think. Expressing I get very little milk, unless it iris a day when I am at work at its been 5 hours, then they are full and I get a bit more. Most days my boobs don't feel full and I still worry about supply, when I worry I make more cookies! The nurse told me that your body will make what the baby needs, it's great and making the perfect amount, so I agree with the others who say just feed ... Feed feed, whenever bubba wants it ... If your baby is like mine he might get a bit frustrated about the slowness, but keep him sucking and eventually it will kick in!
my boy is now a chubby bubba, some days he needs to feed more than others, it's a good excuse for cuddles
it is tiring at the start but once it kicks in, you'll be so pleased you were able to persist.
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22-10-2012 09:35 #17
I am really glad that my friend shared her experience with me yesterday (her daughter rejected formula strangely at 3rd month and she had no choice used breast though her supply was low and she bf 3 years!) and super glad that I threw the questions here. Cos I always thought I must sustain baby with formula as i am not producing enough and never imagine its normal to boob him around the clock even with not much milk supply.
thanks so much!
this morning told dh and nanny that I will stop day formula and boob him constantly starting with morning feed. He did quite a bit of nursing and now is sleeping...amazingly he didn't even scream in hunger.
Fingers crossed for me!!!
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22-10-2012 14:11 #18
Hoping to increase supply
Great news! Keep us updated on how you go
22-10-2012 14:34 #19Senior Member
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Good on you! I have a crazy oversupply and getting through the beginning of Breastfeeding was one of the hardest times in my life. DD is now five months and we are going strong
22-10-2012 15:04 #20Senior Member
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Hi my friend was told to try Weleda Nursing Tea, sustagen, fenugreek and raspberry leaf herbs are all good for increasing milk supply Not sure which one she ended up trying thou
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