Hello- I have a 9 day old baby. I am trying to nurse her- one of my nipples is more difficult for her- and it has become even harder for her lately as she has a little tongue tied problem- we are getting that corrected on Tuesday at an ENT's office. Otherwise- I am pumping a lot (like every 2-3 hours during the day and also trying her on the breasts as much as possible. Every night since I had her- I have been getting postpartum migraines and need to lay down with meds and oxygen. (My doc thinks they are caused by a mixture of hormones, stress and lack of sleep- so I was advised to let my hubby take over with formula/and the milk I had pumped and do the feedings at night- whch are about every 3-4 hours- Until I am over the hump with the headaches etc)... So this is why I am going crazy pumping during the day. Usually I get an average of 1 ounce out of each breast. Am I producing enough? How do I make more? I feel like I started going up to almost 2 ounces in my "good breast" and almost 1 ounce in my "bunk breast" and now I am barely making an ounce in each? Is there a way to get going better? What should I eat?/do? (I am gluten intolerant- so beer is out). ***Also- when I am pumping lately- I usually get the milk out fast and then nothing comes out. But I thought that stimulation was part of this so when I am pumping 10 minutes each breast- I usually get the milk out within the first 5 minutes and then just sit there with the pumps on my breasts- pumping nothing for the last 5 minutes...and I have it turned all the way up (Medela Pump In Style) and it feels like it is barely pumping anything at all
Thanks for your help.
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