I had my son 3 weeks ago and my breast are not producing milk fast enough for him and I do not want to fully give up breast feeding. Is there anything I can do to make my milk produce faster or does anyonw have advice/experience on both breast nd bottle feeding?Answer Question
Answer by CABlonde at 7:47 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Answer by momof3josephs at 7:52 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Answer by mompam at 7:55 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Women are instructed to exclusively breastfeed for at least the first 6 weeks by all health authorities. In the early weeks your hormones need to become regulated and your breasts need to grow more milk glands and ducts. To do that all the baby's sucking needs to be at your breast. That's the way it works biologically. If you feed bottles then it almost always doesn't work. You have to stop the bottles. You can rent a hospital grade pump. While your baby nurses one breast pump the other. The pumping with stimulate your hormones and let down and help your baby get milk. If he needs pumped milk you can feed it with a spoon, cup, or dropper so he isn't getting bottles. You can call a LLL Leader for help or http://www.kellymom.com/ is a great web site.
Answer by Gailll at 8:12 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
I know lots of books say you can combine breast and bottle feeding and dad can bottle feed to help mom out and share in the feeding experience. These books are wrong. Anyone can write a book and they don't have to have their info approved.
Answer by Gailll at 8:16 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 8:21 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Answer by ecodani at 11:23 PM on Sep. 11, 2010