I'm currently struggling to nurse my 2 and 1/2 month old, but have started supplementing AGAIN, because I feel like my supply still isn't good enough. He doesn't have a super strong suck and gets bored very easily. I really need some experiences or tips so I don't give in to bottle feeding completely. By the way, I've successfully breastfed 5 of my children although I did have a brief nursing relationship with my preemie, but I did pump for awhile. Please just help me so I don't give in to formula. I'm taking Fenugreek, Mother's Milk Plus and just started Reglan although it makes me so drowsy. I need some help ladies!
By the way, I'd love to try Domperidone, but my midwife can't prescribe it to me. Any tips on getting Domperidone?
Answer by navy-wife at 9:15 PM on Dec. 26, 2008
Answer by CooksWife at 9:15 PM on Dec. 26, 2008
Answer by coala at 9:17 PM on Dec. 26, 2008
Answer by keyaziz at 9:33 PM on Dec. 26, 2008
you can do it! if you are having trouble with supply, try tandem pumping instead of taking all that stuff. that's where you pump one breast while baby is on the other one, then switch. then you can either give him the milk right then or use it to supplement later on. as long as he's gaining weight, there is no reason to supplement with formula. if he legitimately needs formula,the biggest rule to follow is to never never give him a bottle (ebm or formula) until he's emptied both breasts, and never give more than 2 oz in a bottle. you want him on the breast as often as possible. GL mama and you CAN do it.
Answer by teri4lance at 11:06 PM on Dec. 26, 2008
Answer by gdiamante at 12:30 AM on Dec. 27, 2008
Answer by Autumn22 at 12:56 AM on Dec. 28, 2008
Answer by yonmomof5 at 6:25 PM on Jan. 7, 2009