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Is it possible to go from part time breast feeding to full time???

my baby is a month old and is pt breastfed pt formula. i want him to be ft breast... i will be getting a hospital grade pump for rent...is it even possible to go from pt to ft after a month???

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:56 AM on Mar. 2, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • YOU can go from part time to ful time in 48 hours ...eat oatmeal ,drink plenty of water, maybe get sfrom fenugreek and take 12 pills in 24 hours and nurse nurse nurse, if you give formula only give TINY amounts and only using a syringe AFTER nursing..nurse nurse nurse you can do it! If you see 6 diapers total in 24 hours your LO is getting enough. Your body will make what your baby takes no worries.
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 9:55 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • yeah definitely, drink more juices and milk and warm sweet teas and gradually increase feedings. i did it. GL!
    fefe87

    Answer by fefe87 at 2:58 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Yes drink barley water is great for breastmilk they even give barley grains to milking cows they do! The more you pump the more you pump the more milk comes out. I was making 8oz each breast every two hours. My first born didn't like breast but like the milk so I would have to pump out n put it on bottle for her.
    amparoortega

    Answer by amparoortega at 3:09 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Yes! Start every feeding on the breast, and drain both before you offer a bottle. Pump after you nurse to stimulate more milk production. You can also try eating oatmeal, drinking mother's milk tea, and taking fenugreek. Extra water won't necessarily help. Kellymom.com can be a great resource, as can llli.org. Good luck! You can do it!
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:53 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Gradually increase feedings. Eat more healthy foods (including tuna) and drink lots of water. That should to it. GL!
    Hatsumomo

    Answer by Hatsumomo at 3:05 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Sure. You can probably just cut out the formula and nurse, depending on how much formula he's getting. If you're not comfortable with that, start decreasing the amount in the bottles, and then start decreasing the number of bottles until you're EBF.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 12:43 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

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