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how do i know if my milk is drying up Nussie 2 kids; California 2211 posts
17th Nov '12

I think my milk may be drying up. I tried to pump and i couldnt even pump a whole ounce. And lately my boobs never feel full. My grandma says that my daughter crys so much because shes never satisfied. I feed her about 4-5 times a day shes eight months. And shes always been a cryer. Should i switch to formula?

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
17th Nov '12

How often do you pump? If she's not getting enough then I would just so she isn't crying all the time but I'm sure you can get the supply up. Are you drinking lots of water? And eating regularly?

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
17th Nov '12

Is she gaining weight?



I could have written this post a couple months ago. I have to supplement about 12 ounces of formula per day now. My son has been MUCH happier since then.

Nussie 2 kids; California 2211 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rydicule91:</b>" How often do you pump? If she's not getting enough then I would just so she isn't crying all the time but I'm sure you can get the supply up. Are you drinking lots of water? And eating regularly?"</blockquote>



This is my first time pumping. I do drink alot of water and try to eat good.



Shes always been a cryer but its not just to eat. Its anytime. Lol in the carseat. When she wants to be held when she doesnt want to sleep.

Nussie 2 kids; California 2211 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" Is she gaining weight? I could have written this post a couple months ago. I have to supplement about 12 ounces of formula per day now. My son has been MUCH happier since then."</blockquote>




Shes going to her pedi on tuesday. But shes gained about a pound in a mouth.



So could i bf and ff?

runningmom_rn 2 kids; Ontario 248 posts
17th Nov '12

absolutely you can breast and formula feed, just always offer the breast first to help maintain your supply, then you can top up after with a few ounces of formula, I had to do that on an off with my daughter, which was good because it gave my hubby a chance to bond over feeding as well...

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nussie:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rydicule91:</b>" How often do you pump? If she's not getting ... [snip!] ... been a cryer but its not just to eat. Its anytime. Lol in the carseat. When she wants to be held when she doesnt want to sleep."</blockquote>




Try pumping more often like in between feedings. You could bf and ff it's your choice. I would try to bf more

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11973 posts
17th Nov '12

Go by weight gain and wet/poopy diaper amount. Pimping is not an indication, nor is how your breasts feel. Just keep feeding breastmilk on demand.

Ember Neugent 51 kids; Muskogee, Oklahoma 65 posts
17th Nov '12

I had the same issue with my daughter so I did some research and found something that said if you drink camomill (I think thats how you spell it) it will increase your milk supply so I did and it worked hope this helps. Good luck.

Leigh Riggins 1 child; Rancho Cordova, California 443 posts
17th Nov '12

You can bring your supply up if you pump a lot or if you let her nurse more often

Nussie 2 kids; California 2211 posts
17th Nov '12

ok thank you everyone. She does have a lot of wet daipers and poops every other day. after a feeding she seems satisfied. I'm might talk to her pedi about it and see what she recommends. thanks again for all the help.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11973 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Nussie:" ok thank you everyone. She does have a lot of wet daipers and poops every other day. after a feeding ... [snip!] ... a feeding she seems satisfied. I'm might talk to her pedi about it and see what she recommends. thanks again for all the help."

Then she is getting enough breastmilk. I would not recommend formula supplementing unless you want to ruin your supply.