I just had a daughter 8 weeks ago and have been exclusively breastfeeding, all of a sudden she has had a ravenous appetite. I would really rather not use formula on a count she doesn't like it and that she has a very sensitive stomach, and has trouble keeping formula down. Are there foods I can eat to increase my milk supply?
Answer by Kiter at 8:13 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by EmilySusan at 8:10 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
Just let her nurse as frequently as she wants (even if it seems like every 10 minutes!) and in another day or two your supply will be up to where she wants it to be. If you were able to make enough milk for her in the first 8 weeks, then you will be able to continue to make enough (unless you do something to decrease supply like start taking BC pills) Breastfed babies actually "plateau" in the total amount they eat at about one month old (this is different from formula babies who need more and more as they grow).
Like the other moms said, probably a growth spurt!
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 8:30 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by carlye828 at 2:22 PM on Apr. 16, 2009