I want to nurse my baby once he/she gets here (EDD January 2010) and I was wondering if I could get some assistance with my milk supply. With my son in 2001 I could only express 1 oz from either breast. Would my doctor be able to prescribe me something to help my milk come in more?
I hate the idea that I won't be enough for my baby. I want to make sure he/she gets all they need. My son was in the hospital for the first 3 weeks of his life and I couldn't be with him all the time in order to nurse or pump. When I was I stored my milk in the milk bank at the hospital. Any suggestions?
Answer by purvislets at 9:50 AM on May. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:07 AM on May. 5, 2009
The more the baby nurses, the more milk your body will produce. , Do your best to make sure that when your baby sucks, he is nursing and not just sucking. Do not try to follow a strict schedule. Your milk supply will have a better chance of keeping up with your baby. pump If your need too don't let too many hours pass. Give the baby both breasts make sure you switch up. Don't stress, that effects it as well. There are herbal remedies but ask your doc first if it gets to this Fennel and fenugreek ...I have heard red raspberry, chamomile, motherwort, and milk thistle work as well.
Answer by MRSnMOTHER at 8:23 AM on May. 5, 2009
Answer by Nanna22 at 9:50 AM on May. 5, 2009
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