My DD is 2 1./2 months and I'm struggling getting her to eat until she's satisfied from me. She'll nurse and then need 2-3 oz from a bottle (formula). I hate the we have to supplement! I work full time, so I pump during the day. I have sufficient break time to pump and a great, quiet location to pump. Each time I pump I can only get about 3oz, and that's with a double electric pump. I've been drinking the mother's milk tea for a few weeks now, eating oatmeal everyday, and looking at her pictures while pumping. What else can I do? I really want to cut the formula out completely! Thank you.
Answer by Krysta622 at 1:38 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 10:17 AM on Mar. 21, 2011
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Answer by berryhappy1971 at 10:14 AM on Mar. 21, 2011
Only hospital grade pumps are designed to increase supply. You might want to see about renting one. If you rent one that's the same brand as your pump, the kit should be compatible with the one you have. You might also want to pump the other side while nursing DD to help increase supply. Getting in another pumping session 'after work' could help too, but it'll be hard to find the time.
Do keep in mind that it will take 3 - 4 days to increase your supply by one feeding. It can be done! I went from having one DS who was EBF while his twin brother was bottle fed to having two that were EBF. It did take a few weeks.
Answer by JSD24 at 10:55 AM on Mar. 21, 2011
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