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Every time I get pregnant ( breastfeeding)

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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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by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:12 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM


I'm sorry, that must suck (both the peanut allergy and not being able to take certain supplements to help your supply.)

Quoting kmorales7690:

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?



JamieLyn822
by Bronze Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Join the breastfeeding moms group on cafemom. There are some very knowledgeable women in that group, they can help!
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Eliots_momma
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Join the bf group. Lots of helpful ladies in there.

GL :)
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kmorales7690
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:25 AM
I've never taken birth control.

Quoting Rhodin:

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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lovinglife0682
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:26 AM
In third world countries is it never an issue either.


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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tharealty2
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:27 AM


Quoting kmorales7690:

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.  

I'm sorry you've had some problems and hope you don't have any this go round.  I understand how you feel and kudos to you for keeping trying :-)  

tharealty2
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:27 AM


Quoting lovinglife0682:

In third world countries is it never an issue either.


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.  


True. 

GhettoKoolAide
by Lighthouse Blues on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:28 AM
You know this how?


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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tharealty2
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:49 AM


Quoting GhettoKoolAide:

You know this how?


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.  


well beyond being a biology major its not hard to research it and find the same info.  Milk supply wasn't even such an issue just 50 years ago.

MamaCarterof5
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:50 AM

reglan is now being prescribed to up supply. Also, using calcium lactate helped boost as well

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