My friend's granddaughter had a baby three weeks ago. Her milk came in right on time, and from what her grandma told me, she was gushing like Niagara and nursing was going like a dream. Then the milk just quit. Dried up to nothing. I wasn't there, obviously, but she said the girl was nursing on demand and pumping as well. She did take one night to sleep and let her grandma feed the baby with bottles of pumped breastmilk. Could that one night have dried her up? What else might have done that? Is it over, or can she get her milk back? I did tell her to call the hospital and see if she could still speak to a lactation consultant, but I thought I'd check with my go-to ladies in the meantime.
Answer by gdiamante at 12:12 AM on Feb. 20, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:46 AM on Feb. 19, 2013
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Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:59 AM on Feb. 19, 2013
They also go through growth spurts where they will start trying to feed more often to increase production of milk supply from mother. If he is still breastfeeding and having several wet diapers a day then I don't know that I would worry that much about it. I would recommend she find a lactation consultant in her area to get some information specific to her problem. Also, this site can be really helpful when trying to figure out breastfeeding problems as well.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:16 AM on Feb. 19, 2013
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