Thank you all so much for your replies! I always wondered what part of breastfeeding was so hard and now understand when friends said it could be a million different things depending on mum, bubs, day etc.
We're still having a rotten time of it so hanging in until my lactation clinic. Night sweats are still rife!
Does anyone have some hints on making more milk? I'm only expressing 10-15 ml per session since leaving hospital. I'm making the lactation cookies today and am hoping they're a miracle solution!!
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04-01-2014 10:34 #11
04-01-2014 10:35 #12
Clbj-how did you learn how to 'do' all those positions? I've looked at pics, videos etc. And want to try football hold but I just can't co-ordinate his lower lip to hit first with a wide mouth...wondering if him being prem is a factor though too...
04-01-2014 10:38 #13
Junglemum-we seem to be having some similar issues! Wish I could offer some advice in your thread but my bub flat out refused sleep last night from 10-2....sigh. He's only 9 days old and I feel I'm looking at a very long road ahead of me!
Hugs to you x
04-01-2014 10:43 #14
I would make sure you drink lots of fluid, I personally found that when I didn't drink at least 3 or4 litres a day I wouldn't produce enough milk. After 4 children I found that expressing was harder more painfully at the beginning than the actual Brest feeding with a baby. I've also had 4 csections which require a lot more effort to do anything due to the extra pain. I found sitting in certain positions painful so kept moving position untill I found one that worked.
Best of luck with your efforts I hope the pain eases soon.
04-01-2014 11:18 #15Senior Member
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To make more milk:
Fenugreek and blessed thistle (herbs of gold breast feeding support tablets are awesome).
Anything with oats in it.
Lots of water (coffee didn't work as a water replacement for me - I had to switch to decaf).
A script for motillium from the dr.
But remember how much you can express is not a true indication of how much milk you are making.
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