I am going back to work in a couple of weeks and my son hated the bottle but I knew that I was going back so I switched him to the bottle and started pumping since then my supply has decreased tremendously. Any suggestions? I got the lactation cookies receipe but does it really work? Thanks!Answer Question
Answer by thelowlander at 9:39 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
Answer by inkedmommy1414 at 9:42 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
I had a home health nurse with my daughter because she was born in the United Kingdom, and all newborns have to be visited by a nurse to be sure the child was well cared for etc. I asked this question to my nurse and she said I should add some brewers yeast, available at health food stores into my diet. I would sprinkle it on cereal, or any other food and I was amazed how much my milk supply improved. I would ask your doctor or pediatrician for your case. My son was born in the United States, and I sure did miss that nurse those first weeks at home. She was such a confidence booster!
Answer by Joeygoat at 9:43 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
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Answer by Journey311 at 10:46 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
It sounds like you are saying you are pumping and bottle feeding and not breastfeeding at all. This is very difficult to do and keep your supply up. Pumps do not work as well as a baby. It takes a lot of time and dedication to pump every 3 hours around the clock, clean pump parts, bottle feed, ect. This isn't necessary or desirable.
You can continue to breastfeed and your baby can have one or two bottles while you are gone. If your baby is old enough your baby may need no bottles at all. Teas, foods, ect. have not been proven to increase milk supply. The way to increase supply is to breastfeed more often. If you want to bottle feed expressed milk you may need a rental pump.
Answer by Gailll at 11:19 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
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