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Breastfeeding what's going on!!

Okay two days ago I was pumping 6 oz maybe even 7 (from both)yesterday and today I have been able to pump 4 or 5 if I'm lucky!? What's going on?? I work so I pump while I'm working but breastfeeding when I get home. My breats also feel soft and like they have no milk. I'm getting scared is my milk drying up!? I pump every two hours. Is there anything I can do to increase it more. What should I be eating in order to keeo my milk supply up?

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mylovelylife

Asked by mylovelylife at 3:26 PM on Aug. 25, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • Have you joined the breastfeeding group? Lots of great moms there to help with your questions. GL
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 3:49 PM on Aug. 25, 2013

  • Your body is adjusting to how much milk your baby needs. You can try pumping more often while at work if that feasible. But it's normal for your breasts to not feel as full or hard as they did when you started breastfeeding.
    There are some supplements (fenugreek or mothers milk tea) but also pumping rarely does as good a job as your baby. I never got more than a couple ounces from pumping.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 3:50 PM on Aug. 25, 2013

  • @silverthreads no so yoi have the link?
    @missanc oh okay I was looking at fenugreek but wasn't sure if I should take them
    mylovelylife

    Comment by mylovelylife (original poster) at 4:16 PM on Aug. 25, 2013

  • There are breast feeding groups on here and the women have very good advise and helpful info mayb join that group and ask ur ?
    rachel216

    Answer by rachel216 at 4:42 PM on Aug. 25, 2013

  • Replace the membranes on your pump. (White flaps)
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:57 PM on Aug. 25, 2013

  • The ones that the milk go trough? What does that have to do with my.milk flow if I may ask?
    mylovelylife

    Comment by mylovelylife (original poster) at 5:21 PM on Aug. 25, 2013

  • Near top of this page, on the left, go to 'Groups and Conversations', then to 'Parenting Talk and Advice'. You can find a breastfeeding group there. Don't know if there are others as well.
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 7:18 PM on Aug. 25, 2013

  • Ok thank you
    mylovelylife

    Comment by mylovelylife (original poster) at 10:04 PM on Aug. 25, 2013

  • More Milk Plus is a good supplement that I used, available at www.motherlove.com.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:58 AM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • If the membranes are worn out they could not be getting as much suction which could drop how much you pump. That being said I would look more at making sure you have enough water and possibly taking some fenugreek. Oatmeal also helps supply a little, but 4-5 ounces is a good amount from one pumping session. You could try pumping more often. It sounds like your body is adjusting to what your baby needs and that is normal too. How old is LO and how long have you been pumping? If not long then you are simply adjusting.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

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