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does anyone have advise on how to keep my supply going .. cuz starting to leave!!!

i barely get a oz of my milk... and directly on the breast isnt going to happen .. any advise quick!!!! i dont want it to go!! please emergency! or is there a pill out there for it .. ive tryed mothersmilk tea but i usually used it once a day but now im out ii gotta by more but i cant drink it as often as they say to .. maybe a pill like it? help im desperate!!! my baby is 2 months

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Asked by Luckyme3487 at 5:02 AM on Dec. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • In general, exclusively pumping won't keep your supply up; there are very few women who can do this for the entire two years.

    Here is what worked for me:

    Nurse frequently
    Drink lots of water, at least 6 oz every time you nurse and every time you pump
    Have lots of skin-to-skin contact with your baby
    Take brewers yeast tabs
    Look at pictures of your baby while you pump
    Wait at least an hour after nursing to pump.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:00 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Try power pumping.- pumping every 2 hours for a day or two.
    Fenugreek seed- 1-4 caps 3 times a day. You know you are getting enough if your palms have a slight maple syrup smell
    listening to recordings of your baby crying or looking at pictures while pumping.
    Drink tons of water- hydration is key
    Oatmeal. Eat lots of oatmeal- I dunno why but it helps
    A great pump-hospital grade if you can swing it.

    Just out of curiosity why not at the breast? I only ask because a pump is so much less efficient that a baby. YOu would have an easier time keeping your supply up if you put him to the breast.


    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:47 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • has info in pumping and also getting baby to breast


    Answer by amileegirl at 8:37 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • The absolute best thing you can do is get baby back to breast. If you want to EP, then you have to pump religiously every two hours, without fail. Check out the Breastfeeding Moms group. There is a sticky with every trick known to woman on increasing supply, but know that no pump will ever remove milk as effectively as a baby.

    Answer by ArmyMom2oneboy at 9:11 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • It's going to be a bit difficult without direct nursing. Pump OFTEN. More often then you think you need to. Fenugreek, goats rue, blessed thistle, these are all herbs that help supply. Oatmeal helps, and keep up the fluid intake. Check in with your local La Leche League, they can help free of charge.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:13 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • how old is the baby? how often do you pump?

    Answer by piwife at 12:07 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • k sorry i jst readurbaby is 2 mts. like the other ladies said try oatmeal, increase pumping. its is very hard to only pump. i been pumping for 10 mts. and let em tell you is a pain in the ass.for me the first 8 mts were easy. (am having supply issues now) but before all the problems i could pum,p 36-40 oz a day.everywoman is different so when you do exclusevely pump pumping output is very important. you have to be able to pump at leats 24 oz a day. i nevr had alot of problem with that. fro 0wks to 3 mts my pumping output was 7 oz each breast until it got establish and it becmae 3-5 oz. a month ago it became 5 oz in the morning and 2 maybe 3 oz the rest of the day. first 6 mts i ddint have to supplement then i had to supplemet a few days a week then it became. at one bottle of formula a day. after a while your breast stop responding to the pump. i used to pump 6-7 times a day. i know pump 4-5 cuz is getting really annoying.

    Answer by piwife at 12:13 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

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