My DD is 5 months and has been EBF for 4. A month ago my milk started to dry up (confirmed by 2 lactation specialist) and now I am lucky if I can get 2 feedings in. I tried different things with nursing every hour over the last month but my milk won't go up higher than I have it so I have been giving formula during the day (After I tried nursing). I want to atleast keep BFing twice a day, first thing in the morning and before bed, but I'm not sure how much formula I should give at a time and how much threwout the day on top of my two feedings.
I do have mirena and I have a hunch that it might be the culprit. I saw my OB last week and she has a hunch I MIGHT be pregnant. I have an ultrasound wednesday to check and to check my mirenas placement so I will see. She will not take it out any sooner. CONT.
Answer by Marix3 at 11:05 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
Did the lactation consultant talk with you about the supplement feed tube system where the baby "nurses" while getting formula? It could help.
Answer by ecodani at 11:11 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
Answer by LogansMama09 at 11:19 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
:21 here... *** all I can suggest is an LC knows.....bit of a dyslexic moment there, sorry.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
It really depends on your baby. If you want to see how much she eats at a time make a 6 oz bottle when she gets hungry and if she eats it all make more if not she how much she ate. Keep up the breastfeeding. I know how hard it can be to keep trying to breastfeed when you are drying up. I have gone through that twice. With my now 8 year old and with my 10 month old. Both times I dried up. :(
Answer by JAIRATRACI at 11:30 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
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Answer by Gailll at 8:18 AM on Mar. 8, 2010