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Breastfeeding help please Bandera Roe 1 child; Temple, Texas 170 posts
2nd Jan '13

Sorry this is long. FTM I ebf next week my baby will be five months and since her 4 month appointment they said she is under weight she won't eat baby food witch I didn't want to give her anyways .im not producing enough milk so they said give her formula or rice I really don't want to tho but I try everything I take fenugreek and mothers milk tea and I try and pump all the time. I just don't even kno what to do anymore . Any ideas? Thanks

Tani. 2 kids; California 1076 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Bandera Roe:" Sorry this is long. FTM I ebf next week my baby will be five months and since her 4 month appointment ... [snip!] ... fenugreek and mothers milk tea and I try and pump all the time. I just don't even kno what to do anymore . Any ideas? Thanks"


Why arent you making enough milk??

Renea2009 1 child; Crowley, Texas 289 posts
2nd Jan '13

I eat oat meal and drink a ton of water to boost my supply and pump an hour to two hours after feeding dd

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
2nd Jan '13

Does she seem satisfied?
Is she losing weight?

*~* Superwoman *~* 1 child; Moreno Valley, California 2045 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Renea2009:" I eat oat meal and drink a ton of water to boost my supply and pump an hour to two hours after feeding dd"


regular oatmeal??

O ♥ G 2 kids; Pride, Louisiana 10723 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Renea2009:</b>" I eat oat meal and drink a ton of water to boost my supply and pump an hour to two hours after feeding dd"</blockquote>



Have you tried lactation cookies or Mother's milk tea?? If not I would try that and nurse as much as possible.

Elsie Grim 1 child; Chico, California 157 posts
2nd Jan '13

They told me my daughter wasn't getting enough milk because she was only in the 7th percentile for her age and weight so I started her on Earth's Best organic rice cereal. I kind of regret it now. If she seems satisfied, and healthy then I wouldn't stress on it. I personally don't feel that doctors always know whats best. They are so used to seeing formula fed babies and expect nursed babies to be as fat. As long as shes not losing weight and she's happy, she should be fine. Drink lots of water and nurse every chance you get. When it's time to sleep, nurse her to sleep, when she gets fussy, nurse, nurse in between nursing lol. Pumps can help but SHE is your best bet to up your supply. If she uses a paci I would almost replace it with b**b lol that's how I got my daughter off the paci and it also upped my supply.

Renea2009 1 child; Crowley, Texas 289 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *~* Superwoman *~*:</b>" regular oatmeal??"</blockquote>




I eat the fruit kind that already flavored but I find that when I eat something high in carbs I produce more milk. The main key is to drink a lot of water. I drink over 84 oz of water every day to keep hydrated.

Elsie Grim 1 child; Chico, California 157 posts
2nd Jan '13

Postnatals are good too. Calcium, Iron, Vitamin C, and Postnatals is what I take.

Bandera Roe 1 child; Temple, Texas 170 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tani.:</b>" Why arent you making enough milk??"</blockquote>




She is A lazy eater , she just drinks the beginning of my milk , so I don't keep producing milk

Bandera Roe 1 child; Temple, Texas 170 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Renea2009:</b>" I eat oat meal and drink a ton of water to boost my supply and pump an hour to two hours after feeding dd"</blockquote>




I eAt lots of oatmeal and drink lots of water and I just got the pump so now I'm pumping 30min after every feeding and I only get a few drops , she eats almost every hour

Bandera Roe 1 child; Temple, Texas 170 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P+[It's a Girl:</b>" Does she seem satisfied? Is she losing weight?"</blockquote>




No not most of the time. No she is gaining just not very much

Bandera Roe 1 child; Temple, Texas 170 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting O ♥ G:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Renea2009:</b>" I eat oat meal and drink a ton of water to boost ... [snip!] ... Have you tried lactation cookies or Mother's milk tea?? If not I would try that and nurse as much as possible."</blockquote>




Yep I do all that

Renea2009 1 child; Crowley, Texas 289 posts
3rd Jan '13

I've switched pumps recently and it takes a min for your body to get used them. Its easy for you to have a let down with your baby but when pumping you really have to relax and take a min to just be calm. After a few days or so you should get more milk and your supply should increase. What pump are you using

J.E.T.= mommy's world! 1 child; California 230 posts
3rd Jan '13

It sounds weird & maybe it's just me, but laying on my back for about 20-30 mins fills me up. Like if I slept like that for an hour my b**bs would be fully engorged. That's how I got my supply to go up when DD was going through a growth spurt & would empty me. As long as your little one isn't losing weight & is a good eater, don't worry about what the doctors say. DD just had her 6 month check-up & her weight isn't where it should be for her height & age but the doctor said we don't need to worry because the charts are based on formula fed babies, my LO has absolutely no problem eating (it's honestly her favorite thing to do), & she could just be slender like her daddy. :)