I started off breast and bottle feeding then i for about 3 to 4 weeks i had to stop.My milk hasn't dried up but now it comes out very slow and she'll latch on but then get mad when the milk doesn't come out fast enough. so my questions are:
1. how do i get her to want my breast again?
2. how to get the milk to come out faster?
Answer by FuzNet at 4:00 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
Answer by brailynsmama08 at 4:02 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:02 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
The best way to get your supply up is nurse, nurse, nurse. Lots of skin to skin contact will help to stimulate the hormones, and letting her suckle as much as she wants will get the supply up more effectively than anything else. The more she nurses, the more your body will make; pumping and expression do not indicate how much supply you have at all (that's a common misconception.) You can also try fenugreek or Mother's Milk tea, they are pretty effective at increasing supply.
The issue is, she's now used to how fast milk comes from a bottle - it pours from the nipple with very little effort on her part. This is why babies who are given both breast and bottle before breastfeeding is well established often have nipple confusion, and may refuse the mother's breast. Here is an article on it and what you can do about it! Good luck!
Answer by Collinsky at 4:23 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
Answer by kate_jocelyn at 6:59 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
Answer by kate_jocelyn at 7:00 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
Answer by aeneva at 7:29 PM on Apr. 16, 2009