Along with breastfeeding, I could still pump up to 24 ounces a day, now I'm lucky to get 6 ounces...
I drink plenty of water, maybe too much...
Answer by midnightmoma at 5:57 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by babygirl0782 at 5:57 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by babygirl0782 at 6:00 PM on May. 29, 2011
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Answer by mamawilbur at 6:31 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by 2breath2live at 7:07 PM on May. 29, 2011
When you are exclusively breastfeeding you are not supposed to be able to pump out "extra" milk. When you could pump out 24 ounces in addition to breastfeeding you had a HUGE oversupply of milk! When mom has an oversupply of milk, baby will often have symptoms that look like reflux (or will make true reflux much worse). Now that you have a more "normal" supply, I'll bet he will do MUCH better at the breast. I'd encourage you to stop pumping and bottle feeding and try breastfeeding exclusively for 5 days, then re-evaluate! Take a look at http://www.llli.org/faq/oversupply.html and http://www.llli.org/faq/ger.html
Most times babies with reflux do much better directly from breast than from bottle. Plus baby does not get all of the benefits from pumped bottle fed milk.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:09 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by triplettmommy08 at 8:17 PM on May. 29, 2011