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bfing question? human making in progress 2 kids; Port Orchard, Washington 7986 posts
1st Dec

So I have been successful in bfing my daughter for four months now, yay! I definitely did not get this far with my son (I had to go back to work a week after getting home so it was impossible...or atleast it felt like it and I gave up). However I have been noticing a lot lately that my breasts dont get full anymore, sometimes during the night they leak but not during the day anymore (home full time now) and she seems as though she is struggling to get milk out. She will push her face into my breast, pull away, move side to side (all while holding on) and wave her arms around as if she is trying to get more out or something. I usually have to either switch breasts or hold her down long enough to get enough out for her to be happy. She also occasionally takes her face away and cries out as if she is unsatisfied.
Does it sound like she is having trouble getting milk out? am I drying up?
I am not pumping, I am a stay at home mom (occasional school, she gets a bottle of BM once a week, but that will end after this week).
I have taken reglan once when I started school because I wasn't getting much pumping wise (I know pumping has nothing to do with supply, but reglan helps with pumping and I needed milk expressed for her). can I take it again even though I have already taken it once? It definitely helped! Last time I got that, I got it from my OB, should I go back to my OB or go to my regular doctor?
Also--I am drinking lots of water and have cashews everyday to be sure I am getting enough water and protein in my diet. I eat a balanced meals. She has enough poopy and wet diapers, and doctors say she is gaining beautifully.

Boobook 4 kids; Private, WA, United States 5090 posts
status 1st Dec

She might be going through a growth spurt and is frustrated because she wants more, but nursing more often will get her more and also increase your supply.

It could be that she's eating fast and needs to be burped.

If he's pooping, peeing and gaining I'm sure she's getting adequate milk.

human making in progress 2 kids; Port Orchard, Washington 7986 posts
1st Dec

Thanks! She is on breast constantly at night, with short 15-20 minute naps from 6pm-bedtime (around 10) and usually eats and has long periods of sleep in the morning/afternoon.
So she is on a lot. I just worry, I could measure how much I was giving my son but can't measure how much I am giving her. lol.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10431 posts
1st Dec

Quoting Boobook:
She might be going through a growth spurt and is frustrated because she wants more, but nursing more often will get her more and also increase your supply.

It could be that she's eating fast and needs to be burped.

If he's pooping, peeing and gaining I'm sure she's getting adequate milk.



^ this. Also After a few months your breasts don't feel so full and engorged. If she's gaining weight and having plenty wet and dirty diapers, you are making plenty milk! :)