My daughter was born on the 21 of may and she spent a week in the hosptile cuz of joundus and my milk finally came in about four days ago and i have tried to breast feed her and she latches on but doesnt suck for very long i need advice also she is 7 days old and my boobs have are not so big anymore do i still have milk if so how do i get my body to think i am breast feeding so i get enough milk please help somoneAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on May. 30, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by mmmegan38 at 12:08 PM on May. 30, 2010
Latching is the hard part. Try getting her down to just her diaper and having skin to skin contact. Don't have her all swaddled and too warm. That can make her sleepy and not interested in nursing. All your body needs is her suckling. You can pump if you want but you don't have to. The rental pumps are the most effective.
It's great that you have decided to breastfeed. You can call a LLL Leader or lactation consultant for help. LLL Leaders provide free phone help. You can call the LLL International helpline number on their website. They sometimes have problems getting volunteer Leaders to help on holidays. You can find a Leader in your city or state and call her even though it's a holiday weekend.
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