my DS is 2 months old now. from the start ive been having less milk production. my doc says could be because of my hormonal disorder. also due to his low body temp he was admitted in NICU for 10 days(where they were feeding him formula day and night) so due to that his appetite increased when he arrived home at last. so his pedi advised me to nurse him as much as i could and then on top of that give him formula to fill him up (as he was still hungry and fussy after nursing). he did fine for 2 months but now he wont latch on! since past 2 days he just wont take my nipple in his mouth. he sucks for 2 secs and starts crying. i do get a little milk. and i cant pump too much as my breasts get sore. what do i do ????
Shame on you DANCER for suggesting that when she was NOT asking that. It is women like you who undermine the process of breastfeeing for women who are looking to continue despite setbacks.
DEFINITELY call La Leche League, and NOW! Your doctor should have advised you to gradually use the bottle less and less. Some things you can try are hand expressing some milk prior to latching so that the milk is ready for him. It sounds like he probably has nipple confusion. It is much easier for babies to get milk from a bottle then a breast. As far as increasing your supply, nurse nurse nurse!! Bring him to the breast every hour if you can. Drink plenty of water, keep up your calorie intake, and start supplimenting with galatogogues. <-- my favorite nursing site. Don't forget to call La Leche Legue though!!
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