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Breast and formula feeding.. AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1331 posts
28th May '13

I feel my daughter does not get enough breast milk.
She'll want to eat later at night and i'll nurse her for a good while, then take her off or when she stops, but she still does the hungry thing.
I'm wondering if im not making enough what could cause that?
Also, what if i give her formula at night?
I do let her nurse to try and increase my supply but nothing yet..

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
28th May '13

If you give her formula your supply will diminish. I say let her eat as often as she wants to try and increase supply.

JΔS Georgia 70894 posts
28th May '13

She may be comfort nursing which is normal. My son would be attached to my b**b for a good portion of the day from 0-5 months old. Even after that, he still comfort nurses a good deal. Is your baby making a good amount of wet diapers in a 24 hour period?

✌Nikki☀ 1 child; Illinois 2110 posts
28th May '13

You could try fenugreek or mother's milk tea to increase your supply. Also drinking water helps. But my daughter nurses and is still hungry after, so I have to supplement.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1331 posts
28th May '13
Quoting James Mama:" If you give her formula your supply will diminish. I say let her eat as often as she wants to try and increase supply."

I've been letting her for about a week now, and it seems i wont gain any more supply, i feel horrible when she's crying lashing her tongue and i can't feed her.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1331 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Jas ♥:" She may be comfort nursing which is normal. My son would be attached to my b**b for a good portion of ... [snip!] ... Even after that, he still comfort nurses a good deal. Is your baby making a good amount of wet diapers in a 24 hour period?"

I would say yes, I never really counted how often i change her diaper.
I had pumped some breast milk into a bottle and gave it to my bf to try and feed her, he said she didn't want it.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
28th May '13
Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:" I would say yes, I never really counted how often i change her diaper. I had pumped some breast milk into a bottle and gave it to my bf to try and feed her, he said she didn't want it."


bottles can be hard for a BFed baby to take the first several times. Its much different than the b**b.



Have you tried a paci? She might just want to suck...

bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 622 posts
28th May '13

Try to feed her then pump as often. I made the mistake of giving my 6 month old formula cause he never latched properly do I had to pump. Then I was away a lot to my oldest therapy appointments and baby stayed with his daddy. I wish I can go back and changed that one time giving him formula.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1331 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Icat:" bottles can be hard for a BFed baby to take the first several times. Its much different than the b**b. Have you tried a paci? She might just want to suck..."

I have the breast feeding Avent bottles, she didn't have a hard time with them really.
Yes i try every time.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1331 posts
28th May '13
Quoting bama mommy:" Try to feed her then pump as often. I made the mistake of giving my 6 month old formula cause he never ... [snip!] ... oldest therapy appointments and baby stayed with his daddy. I wish I can go back and changed that one time giving him formula."

I just started pumping, and she gets the bottle at night.

bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 622 posts
28th May '13

I hope you have a better pump then I did! First I had the Models manual then got the double electric EvenFlo which didn't work for me either. Good luck

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1331 posts
29th May '13
Quoting bama mommy:" I hope you have a better pump then I did! First I had the Models manual then got the double electric EvenFlo which didn't work for me either. Good luck"

I have an evenflo electric one.
It works, but i don't get very much out.

bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 622 posts
29th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:</b>" I have an evenflo electric one. It works, but i don't get very much out."</blockquote>




I dried up cause of it.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1331 posts
30th May '13
Quoting bama mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting AaliyahVal'sMommy:</b>" I have an evenflo electric one. It works, but i don't get very much out."</blockquote> I dried up cause of it."

How did that happen?
This kind of scares me because i started pumping more often..

Graces Mom 1213 1 child; Ghent, Kentucky 9 posts
30th May '13

If your worried about producing enough milk, I can only give you three words of advice.... water,water and more water. I was worried about this when I first started BF and it actually helped. Although their is such thing as comfort nursing, My LO still does it. If she rolls over too hard, or if shes so upset that she doesn't see me, I feed her and that calms her down. I do not recommend giving your LO formula at night. This will mess her digestive system, however I would recommend giving her a bottle of BM before bed if she is having trouble sleeping. The more full she is the better she will sleep. Before feeding I also express a little bit of milk to make sure my supply is good. Sometime, I fed on one side through out the day and on the other side at night so by the time we lay down one side is practically engorged and she doesn't have to work for it and she gets what she needs right off the bat. If she falls asleep while feeding, wake her up, if she goes back to sleep or if she is content fine, but if she fusses more she is still hungry and will need more. Breast feeding can often put your LO to sleep because it is so relaxing and comforting for them. Good Luck. Congrats for breast feeding, stay encouraged, your doing the best for your baby!