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Breastfeeding help!! Ciara mom of 4 :) Due August 7 (boy); 19 kids; Lansing, Michigan 110 posts
20th Sep '12

I had LO a week ago and am trying so hard to only breastfeed but she eats from me then is still hungry and wants a bottle and when i pump i only get less then an ounce i feel kinda down because i feel like i am not producing enough for her any ides on what i could do to get more??

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
20th Sep '12

She's building your supply.
Nurse nurse nurse. How many wet diapers is she having? If she is having wet diapers, she's getting enough. Stop pumping & just nurse on demand. I never produced well with a pump.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3911 posts
20th Sep '12

She's growing. Let her nurse...if she's having enough wet diapers, she's fine and so is your milk

Katie ♥ Eli 1 child; California 2259 posts
20th Sep '12

Keep your LO on the breast as much as possible. Drink lots of water, and if that doesn't help try some fenugreek.



Is baby having adequate wet & dirty diapers and gaining weight? If so chances are you are producing enough.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
20th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting i don't make vaginas.:</b>" She's building your supply. Nurse nurse nurse. How many wet diapers is she having? If she is having ... [snip!] ... If she is having wet diapers, she's getting enough. Stop pumping & just nurse on demand. I never produced well with a pump."</blockquote>




This. The first 4-6 weeks you can expect baby to be attached 24/7 it's normal. Pimping is no indication of what you produce. As long as she is peeing poopin and growing nothing to worry about

Ciara mom of 4 :) Due August 7 (boy); 19 kids; Lansing, Michigan 110 posts
20th Sep '12

ok i just am so worried and hurt that i'm not producing she has several wet and soiled diapers a day it's easier for me to pump at night for the next day due to the fact i have a 1 1/2 year old so while SO is at work its hard to chase him and latch her

Ciara mom of 4 :) Due August 7 (boy); 19 kids; Lansing, Michigan 110 posts
20th Sep '12

thank you all :)

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
20th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy of 2 1/2 :):</b>" ok i just am so worried and hurt that i'm not producing she has several wet and soiled diapers a day ... [snip!] ... at night for the next day due to the fact i have a 1 1/2 year old so while SO is at work its hard to chase him and latch her"</blockquote>



As long as she is pooping & peeing. She is getting enough. & I understand that, but some women don't produce very well with a pump!



When you miss feedings during the day, that'll hurt your supply...if you're not nursing her during the day, you should pump.

*karlees mommy* 17 kids; Mooresville, North Carolina 638 posts
20th Sep '12
Quoting Mommy of 2 1/2 :):" I had LO a week ago and am trying so hard to only breastfeed but she eats from me then is still hungry ... [snip!] ... then an ounce i feel kinda down because i feel like i am not producing enough for her any ides on what i could do to get more??"


dont give her anything except breastmilk. if she takes the breast well dont give her a bottle it will cause nipple confusion .let her suck as much as she wants as long as your only giving her BM she will let your body know how much to make. My dd is 3 months and i only get an ounce when i pump but i can get 3 ounces from hand expressing.How much you can pump out isnt a good guied of how much your making. good luck momma.

Trace1886 Due March 11; 66 kids; 5 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 555 posts
20th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting i don't make vaginas.:</b>" She's building your supply. Nurse ... [snip!] ... it's normal. Pimping is no indication of what you produce. As long as she is peeing poopin and growing nothing to worry about"</blockquote>



Exactly this........



Sorry i read pimping and literally LOLd

Chelsea Renae Due March 11 (boy); 1 child; Michigan 660 posts
20th Sep '12

I shared these articles not too long ago with another momma on here. They helped me out so much!



http://theleakyboob.com/2011/08/baby-explains-normal-newborn-behavior/



http://theleakyboob.com/2011/10/help-my-milk-supply-is-low-or-is-it/

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3911 posts
20th Sep '12
Quoting Trace1886:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting i don't ... [snip!] ... poopin and growing nothing to worry about"</blockquote> Exactly this........ Sorry i read pimping and literally LOLd"


Me too! lol

Katie ♥ Eli 1 child; California 2259 posts
20th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Renae:</b>" I shared these articles not too long ago with another momma on here. They helped me out so much! h ... [snip!] ... http://theleakyboob.com/2011/10/help-my-milk-supply-is-low-or-is-it/"</blockquote>



Omg, the first time I read the first one I bawled my eyes out. Wish I had read it when DS was a newborn. Such a good read : )

Chelsea Renae Due March 11 (boy); 1 child; Michigan 660 posts
20th Sep '12
Quoting Katie ♥ Eli:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Renae:</b>" I shared these articles not too long ago ... [snip!] ... Omg, the first time I read the first one I bawled my eyes out. Wish I had read it when DS was a newborn. Such a good read : )"


Me too! I love the way it's written. And it made me feel so much better! I thought my supply was low or I was doing something wrong because DS wanted to be on the boob all day. Well, he still does at times! Haha.

Katie ♥ Eli 1 child; California 2259 posts
20th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Renae:</b>" Me too! I love the way it's written. And it made me feel so much better! I thought my supply was low ... [snip!] ... supply was low or I was doing something wrong because DS wanted to be on the boob all day. Well, he still does at times! Haha."</blockquote>



I constantly worried about supply too. I just wish I would have trusted my body to do its job and not stressed so much. I would give anything to lay in bed a nurse a newborn all day and completely relax. My 17 month old just gets his boobie milk and is back on his way to doing 17 month old things.