Is it possible to make my breastmilk fattier? Updated with more info....
My DS is not underweight, he's gaining okay, slow but okay. But I would much rather him gain weight a bit more quickly. He already eats on demand and for as long as he wants at each feeding. But he went from gaining 20 oz a week to gaining only 9 oz in 3 weeks. Is there anything I can do to help his weight gain increase and/or increase the far content of my milk? Thanks ladies.
More info.....sorry I forgot to put in there, he is only 14 weeks old and was gaining the 20 oz. a week until about six weeks. At 6 weeks he was just over 12 lbs and then at 13 weeks he had only gon up to 13lbs 11oz. On top of that I really really do need to eat better. I don't eat a lot of junk but with three kids i've noticed more and more lately that I look at the clock and it's 2 pm and I haven't stopped to eat anything yet. But in the beginning my DH was home from work, until he Hero was 8 weeks old, so I had more time to focus on myself and the baby so my diet was much better. And yes I DID have a huge oversupply issue in the beginning which has since not been an issue. I still make plenty of milk, but my supply seems to have regulated. So with my diet not being very good and his weight gain seeming to be really really slow now it is a bit concerning. I think i'm just going to have to start setting alarms for me to eat or something.
Mama of twin girls
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