Does anyone know why pumping will not increase your supply as much as bringing baby to the breast does??
Reason I am asking is because i am not able to nurse as often as I would like so I end up pumping more. People keep saying offer the breast more to increase supply, but why is that?? I want to exclusively feed my daughter breast milk but my supply is not enough to meet her needs!
Anybody with any experience with this issue??
Thanks in advance!!
Answer by Vero0724 at 3:20 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by midnightmoma at 3:28 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Why do you think it's not enough to meet her needs?
Answer by legalmommy101 at 3:33 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by piwife at 4:39 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 4:45 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by piwife at 4:47 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Also, don't confuse the lack of engorgement as low supply. In the beginning breasts feel engorged because the body makes an oversupply in the beginning. The baby sucking (including skin to skin contact, the massaging action of the baby's latch, baby's smell, etc) stimulate milk production but also regulates it. That is, the body will make only what the baby is demanding...not oversupply so the breasts won't feel "full" unless you miss feeds. Breasts aren't designed to store milk like bags, KWIM? Go to http://www.kellymom.com/ Â for more info http://www.drjacknewman.com/ .Â Â
Answer by amileegirl at 4:50 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
And also check out this video for helping with pumping (but remember the advice to nurse nurse nurse the baby is the BEST advice for maintaining milk supply) http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html
Answer by amileegirl at 4:51 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by momx3gx1b at 6:57 PM on Jan. 24, 2010