Covratulations on your decision to breastfeed!! You can do this! First, get a lactation consultant. They will have some great ideas, and help you get things going smoothly. Second, to get your supply up, try fenugreek, mother's milk tea, and oatmeal. Ultimately, the best way to get your supply up is to NURSE NURSE NURSE!! You can also pump on one side while you nurse on the other to build up your freezer stash if needed (if you plan to pump). Rally as much support around you as possible. You'll need some help getting over the hurdles that we all come across. YOU CAN DO THIS! =) You've made a wonderful decision, and I hope is goes really well for you!!
Also, how are you gauging your supply? As long as she seems satisfied, and has 8-10 wet diapers a day, she's getting plenty.
at 12:08 AM on Nov. 21, 2010