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.... zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
5th Mar '13

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Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
5th Mar '13

How long has it been since you've really started trying everything?

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" How long has it been since you've really started trying everything?"


this morning. i noticed yesterday that my supply was kinda being erratic.
i havent had letdown today.
i know he was eating two times he nursed but other than that he hasn't got anything out.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting zombie.:" this morning. i noticed yesterday that my supply was kinda being erratic. i havent had letdown today. i know he was eating two times he nursed but other than that he hasn't got anything out. "


Well, it takes a good 2 or 3 days to up your supply, so continue doing what you're doing for 3 days then see where you're at. Let LO nurse as much as possible, if he will.

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" Well, it takes a good 2 or 3 days to up your supply, so continue doing what you're doing for 3 days then see where you're at. Let LO nurse as much as possible, if he will."



what am i supposed to give him then? i only have 20 oz of breastmilk stored.
im seriously depressed.

Bri + One ♥ Due October 19; 1 child; Florida 4316 posts
5th Mar '13

Are you sure he isn't getting anything? I can't pump at all, I have hand held pumps & it is reeeally hard to get anything out. I can only hand express after a shower, but when my son eats it flows put like crazy.




ETA: I just read you said he is getting mad. You could be right about him not be getting anything but my son gets fussy while eating if he needs to burp or change positions.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting zombie.:" what am i supposed to give him then? i only have 20 oz of breastmilk stored. im seriously depressed. "


Well, if you seriously think he's not getting enough, then I guess formula. I know that's heartbreaking (would have been for me).

Boob Juice Factory. [EBFB 3 kids; Melbourne, Australia 3264 posts
5th Mar '13

Get fenugreek capsules and take 3, 3x a day for a couple of days. 24 hours after you first take them you will notice your supply has grown a LOT! I had supply issues with my first and fenugreek would always work without a doubt. You'll know you're taking enough when your sweat and urine smell sweet like maple syrup.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
5th Mar '13

Oh, and drink dark beer!!

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting ♥ mommy & colton:" Are you sure he isn't getting anything? I can't pump at all, I have hand held pumps & it is reeeally ... [snip!] ... could be right about him not be getting anything but my son gets fussy while eating if he needs to burp or change positions."


I would burp him and change positions but still he would get mad. I cant hear him swallowing, either.

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
5th Mar '13

So, if I keep this up.. I wanna keep him on my breast as much as possible. Hes only had a bottle twice and it was breastmilk..



then how many wet diapers should he have in a day? he's 15 weeks old.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting zombie.:" So, if I keep this up.. I wanna keep him on my breast as much as possible. Hes only had a bottle twice and it was breastmilk.. then how many wet diapers should he have in a day? he's 15 weeks old."


I don't remember but I think like 5 or 6?

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" I don't remember but I think like 5 or 6?"



He's had at least 6 so far today.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting zombie.:" He's had at least 6 so far today. "


That sounds good then. I mean, if he's not crying and crying all day long no matter what you do, then I'm sure he's fine. Good luck hun!

Not Kayla 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33154 posts
5th Mar '13

3 months is around the time your milk starts slowing down a bit, so he is probably PISSED he actually has to work for it. If he has enough wet diapers, I think he should be fine. Enjoy your lactation cookies, have a dark malt beer, etc... Take a warm compress to your breast, massage, and try to express again. That is, and I shit you not, the only way I can express my milk. And I've been breastfeeding for just about 14 months, with my second child... Same way with my first, and we nursed for 2 1/2 years. Good luck!!