She's almost exactly 4 months old (I know this is a big time growth spurt time). She's only gained 6 oz in the last 2 months. She messaged me saying she doesn't know what to do but now that her daughter can nurse properly and her stomach has stretched she thinks she isn't keeping up with her appetite because her milk supply was affected by the ties. She said she can hear her stomach growling.
This friend is dedicated to nursing so she's not just looking for an excuse to give formula or a bottle. She said if she has to supplement with her she will but I see it not really helping the situation. I've told her about fenugreek, Mother's Milk tea, lots of water, real oatmeal, brewers yeast, etc.
I don't really have any experience with after lip/ tongue tie cut milk supply issues so I want to give good advice. Especially since she hears her belly growing and its upsetting her. Obviously nursing on demand is the best.
Or is this a coincidence and it's a growth spurt?
What I want to tell her is..... No supplementing but instead nursing around the clock and lots of skin to skin. Also lots of water, fenugreek, Mothers Milk tea, and whatever else she wants to add to it like oatmeal etc. Is this correct though? I don't want to tell her the wrong thing and her baby is actually hungry lol. I wish I could tag people on here! Lol