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Every time I get pregnant ( breastfeeding)

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:12 AM
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I get excited about a new chance to attempt breast feeding! With both of my girls I only had enough milk to feed full time for 2 months. Then suppliment for 1 month after. I always felt awful about it, having to give my kids formula was tough on me. I am very grateful that formula is out there! Had my kids been born a hundred years ago they may have died from me not being able to feed them or find a wet nurse. I hope with this baby I can go longer, I will never get so discouraged I don't try! Whatever I can give my children is better than nothing right? Ok I'm done with my rambling now!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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Good luck. Do things like fenugreek or mother's milk tea not help you?

Supervane
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:14 AM
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I think breastfeeding is one of those were there is a will there is a way kinda thing. Its not easy that's for sure.

But at least you keep trying maybe this one is the good round for your boobs
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kmorales7690
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:15 AM
My lc told me I couldn't take those because I'm allergic to peanuts and most people with peanut allergies are also allergic to fenugreek.

Quoting Anonymous:

Good luck. Do things like fenugreek or mother's milk tea not help you?

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tharealty2
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:15 AM

I'm not sure if I understand - are you saying you had milk supply issues after 2 mos?  Have you tried the usual things to increase your supply once you got concerned?  I'm glad there are other options when their is a concern too - but 100 years ago, milk suppy was rarely an issue.  

tharealty2
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:17 AM

have you tried oatmeal?

MylittlePea
by Silver Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:18 AM
You sucessfully Breastfed don't feel bad feel proud
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Supervane
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:18 AM
By the way what worked for me to have a good enough supply other than not giving up was, pumping and feeding simultaneously. I felt like a milked cow but it only took about 2 days of that. Body caught up real fast.

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thefiregoddess
by MotherDucker on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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kmorales7690
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Yes with both I had supply issues I did all the stuff I could do. Ate oatmeal drink lots of water kept feeding and pumping even after I stopped producing using the breast instead of a pacifier. It just doesn't happen. My mother always produced like a cow, enough for like 5 babies lol she always tells me I should be happy I can have babies naturally since she had to have 5 c sections an consider myself blessed.

Quoting tharealty2:

I'm not sure if I understand - are you saying you had milk supply issues after 2 mos?  Have you tried the usual things to increase your supply once you got concerned?  I'm glad there are other options when their is a concern too - but 100 years ago, milk suppy was rarely an issue.  

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Rhodin
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Did you take any birth control after you were cleared at your 6 week appointment?  Because the hormones in birth control can affect your milk supply.

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