Heres my situation any suggestions help....
My baby is a month old i have a inverted nipple on left side ( he has been using a nipple shiled) sometimes good others he refuses" only stays on 10-15 min and CANT latch without it even when i pump 1st"
Because I also have a low supply he wasnt getting enough so i pumped and gave him bottle after but he now gets mad at me for not getting milk fast enough I am using slow flow nipples.
I want to exclusivley pump and feed for both our sanity at this point can i keep a good supply? I pump constantly and have seen no increase in supply. I produce anywhere from 1 oz to 4 oz max from both breasts combined I need help! I have met with a lactation consultant so i know my supply is low and he has trouble latching...
Answer by kathria at 11:47 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
Pumping and bottle feeding is really really difficult. I breastfed my 3 children over 2 years each and I would never consider pumping and bottle feeding because it is sooo hard. Teas, oatmeal, foods, ect. have not been proven to increase supply.
You can breastfeed using only one breast. Use the right breast only and it will make enough milk. Women can nurse twins or even triplets, one breast is able to feed a baby. You can get your baby breastfeeding only with no pumps or bottles. Who knows, when your baby is older he may be able to nurse on that left breast and bring in milk on that breast too.
http://www.kellymom.com/ is a good breastfeeding website.
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