Few questions for you breastfeeding ladies:
1.) How many of you has oatmeal worked for when it comes to upping milk production?
2.) Do you have to actually make oatmeal or can you just eat the oats how they are? Id rather eat them right out of the package then make them (I hate oatmeal).
3.)If I eat oatmeal, drink enough water, take fenugreek and nurse and/or pump every hour, how long do you estimate Id have my milk back?
4.)Is it possible to reverse nipple confusion?
I have enough milk to nurse once a day so I want to get it back up and havent found a good strategy yet. Nursing on demand doesnt do much because my baby isnt latching well and she cries seconds after trying to suck.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:53 PM on Mar. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
I have heard that oatmeal helps a lot of moms. I did not find that it helped my production. No amount of medication/herbs/oatmeal will help unless you are removing milk. The best way to get your production back is to breastfeed and/or pump at least 8-12 times every day. If baby won't nurse, then a hospital grade pump can help. A great way is to get rid of bottles and do all of baby's feedings at the breast with an at breast supplementer like the Lact-Aid or SNS.
I used the Lact-Aid to bring in a milk supply with my adopted baby. Plus I took a medication to increase prolacctin levels, domperidone.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 8:13 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 9:10 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by AutumnsMom31309 at 9:23 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 9:23 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
These links should help:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â No pump is as efficient as a baby. However, if you do want to use pumping to help the process you need to learn how to pump efficiently and to use massage and hand expression to help the pump: http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.htmlÂ Â Â Â Â
also visit http://www.drjacknewman.com/ and also http://www.kellymom.com/ and get free help from your local LLL.
You may also want to look into a supplemental nursing systemd. I'm sure you will get other great tips on using fenugreek and mother's milk tea. Oh and to stimulate supply (even if you get nothing) pump on one side while baby feeds on the other, and also pump between feeds. The more your breasts are emptied and stimulated the more your body will be signaled to make. There is a power pumping technique and ways to help baby get back to breast.