So here is my question........
I have been breastfeeding my little one since day one. I had to supplement and give her a bottle because she was not gaining any weight and she has juandice. I had been doing that since she was 3 days old. My milk had not come in and the doc told me to just give her formula to help with the juandice. So she is 6 days old now, and i tried to give her the breast and she would not take it. I went and got a pump so that she could have breast milk, but i can not seem to pump more than an ounce, and that is from both breast. I am wondering how and what can i do to keep my supply up enough so that i can continue to breast feed?
Answer by MissHeidi0304 at 5:42 PM on Oct. 25, 2009
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Answer by Gailll at 5:57 PM on Oct. 25, 2009
A word about plumbing, plumbing only an ounce doesn't mean you don't have 5 more in your breast. I could only pump 4 ounces from both breast when competently encouraged. My oldest nursed 45 min each hour for 14 hours a day. But tripled her weight in 3 months. So I would encourage you to talk to a lactation consultant to see if she can help your daughter get on the breast so you don't have to pump. I struggled for the first week with breast feeding both girls. Plenty of water and plenty of calories, not in excess but an extra 500 a day with keep the milk rich. You are doing great. Also there are supplement feeders that attach to the breast so the kid gets both in a feeding, thus keeping your supply up and makes it easier to ween from the formula.
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 5:57 PM on Oct. 25, 2009
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