Running Out Of Breast Milk HELP

26 Replies
Della - December 2

Have you tried pumping on one side while b___stfeeding on the other? It can really help to boost production.

 

rm - December 4

eating oatmeal works wonders

 

bec - December 5

the main way the produce breadt milk is to let your baby suckle cuz if the nipples not being stimulated u wont produce as much milk, the baby suckling is the main way of producing more milk, pumping wont work on its own and wen u do pump u need to pump for 15 mins on each b___st every pump.

 

julia - December 7

Firstly is your baby putting on weight and secondly does she appear fussy while nursing and hungry after feeding, i think its important to establish a good nursing routine before you start pumping ie eating,fluids and create a calming environment where you dont feel stressed.I was told by my paediatrician the best time to pump is in the morning after you nurse this is supposed to be when you have the most milk.Most importantly speak to your paediatrician or your local la leche league good luck!

 

jackie - January 19

Kate- that is not neccessarily true, that you NEVER pump as much as your baby gets. I have been working with a lactation consultant and we weight baby before and after feedings to see what he gets and then pump to see if there is any more milk left. When I do pump, I get the same amount as when baby eats- so that is not true.

 

ttris21 - September 30

SOME PEOPLE HAVE TO PUMP!!!!!!!! Not every baby wants to take the b___st

 

Ca__sandra2charming - August 20

So my baby boy is only a week old and I'm noticing my b___st supply is really low. He sucked me dry last night and was still super hungry. Now a few days ago I was actually overly full of milk it was painful and sore. My physician said to pump and put an ice pack on my b___sts after I'm done with my feedings to help bring the swelling down but now there doesn't seem to be much to give. I also was told to use a nipple shield because my nipples don't stick out enough for baby to latch and on top of that my baby has a tongue tie. Tongue tie is that piece of skin under your tongue and means he can't stick his tongue out and may not be able to latch properly. Anyway I was told that just using a nipple shield as well as pumping will dry up my milk faster. Is this true? Also I know that if you b___st feed you lose weight quicker but I don't see how that makes sense if u must eat a lot of calories? Any suggestions or comments?

 

Ca__sandra2charming - August 20

So my baby boy is only a week old and I'm noticing my b___st supply is really low. He sucked me dry last night and was still super hungry. Now a few days ago I was actually overly full of milk it was painful and sore. My physician said to pump and put an ice pack on my b___sts after I'm done with my feedings to help bring the swelling down but now there doesn't seem to be much to give. I also was told to use a nipple shield because my nipples don't stick out enough for baby to latch and on top of that my baby has a tongue tie. Tongue tie is that piece of skin under your tongue and means he can't stick his tongue out and may not be able to latch properly. Anyway I was told that just using a nipple shield as well as pumping will dry up my milk faster. Is this true? Also I know that if you b___st feed you lose weight quicker but I don't see how that makes sense if u must eat a lot of calories? Any suggestions or comments? Like (0) | Reply

 

tiyashrivasthav - April 1

Thank you ladies for sharing your valuable thoughts and experiences.I am also trying to do pumping while my baby is breast feeding.

 

tera123 - October 11

Drink healthy nursing tea which was a great help to me when I had low supply issues.

 

michaelthomas - March 29

Hello, next month my wife is going to be pregnant and I think this will help me.

 

ADD A COMMENT:


You must log in to reply.

Are you New to the forum? Sign Up Here! Already a member? Please login below.

Forgot your password?
Need Help?
New to the forum?

Sign Up Here!


Already a member?
Please login below.





Forgot your password?
Need Help?