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Breast feeding Mommas?!!

Posted by on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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So I do not have a pump and do not know when I will be able to get one. I have been ebf with my three day old. But I noticed that today he does not empty them when he eats and by the time he is ready to eat agin I am so full my boons hurt. Will this hurt my supply and what can I do to make sure it stays up. Without pumping?
by on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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sugieboogieboo
by Silver Member on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:22 PM
Hand express
owl0210
by Emerald Member on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:23 PM
It takes a week or more for your milk to come in so just keep feeding.
Spam72
by Platinum Member on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:23 PM
Your body will adjust. It's normal to have over supply
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM

I was the same way.. your body will adjust 

stormborn
by on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

It takes a few weeks to regulate your supply. You can hand express some of the milk to relieve engorgement but it sounds like everything is going well. 

progressandjoy
by Gold Member on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

At three days old, shouldn't you still be producing colostrum?

If you're too full and in pain you could always express by hand.

lizzie_ann
by Platinum Member on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Your milk supply only just came in and hasn't had time to learn what your baby's demand will be. 

If you're uncomfortable you can hand express a bit of milk. Do you have insurance? At least one pump should be covered, even if it's just a single manual one. 

blue-heart
by Platinum Member on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM
Your body will regulate. You can hand express but only to make you comfortable. The more that comes out the more your body will make. Supply and demand.
lizzie_ann
by Platinum Member on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:28 PM

My milk supply was in and I was painful engorged by three days with this last pregnancy. 

Quoting progressandjoy:

At three days old, shouldn't you still be producing colostrum?



If you're too full and in pain, you could always express by hand.


Elegy
by Bronze Member on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Pumping would just make it worse, because then your body will think you need to make more, and you're already producing more than he's eating. If you're getting uncomfortable, hand express a little bit (there are YouTube videos to see how to do it properly) just to take the edge off. That will also help make sure your LO doesn't end up getting too much foremilk if he's not draining the breast of all of the hindmilk.

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