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how can i up my supply

Posted by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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 ive had a heard time producing milk since i started breastfeeding. i have to pump every two hours and feed him every 1 1/2 hours and i feel like my supply keep dwindling

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by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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TiffanyMarie80
by Tiffany on Oct. 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM

What makes you think your supply is dwindling?  How old, and how many diapers in a 24 hour period?

calebsmommy13
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM

 

Quoting TiffanyMarie80:

What makes you think your supply is dwindling?  How old, and how many diapers in a 24 hour period?

 about 8 diapers and hes 5 1/2 months and im not pumping as much as i used to i already have to supplement with fomula because my son isnt gaining weight like he shouldbut i dont want to give up!!!!!!!!

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TiffanyMarie80
by Tiffany on Oct. 6, 2012 at 8:57 PM

8 diapers means that plenty is going in - - pumping output means nothing - many women can't pump anything, but their supply is perfect. 

As for not gaining weight - - what is his weight history - birth weight, lowest weight, current weight?

Quoting calebsmommy13:

 

Quoting TiffanyMarie80:

What makes you think your supply is dwindling?  How old, and how many diapers in a 24 hour period?

 about 8 diapers and hes 5 1/2 months and im not pumping as much as i used to i already have to supplement with fomula because my son isnt gaining weight like he shouldbut i dont want to give up!!!!!!!!


sleepymommy87
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 8:58 PM
How much does he weigh? 8 diapers is totally normal. What is his weight history?
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calebsmommy13
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:00 PM

 he was born at 6lbs 10 oz then he lost over a pound the following week then when he was a month old he was only 6lbs 11 oz so he was sent to the hospital and he has high calorie formula and he lost more weight in the hospital and now hes only 14 lbs and hes almost 6 months old

Quoting TiffanyMarie80:

8 diapers means that plenty is going in - - pumping output means nothing - many women can't pump anything, but their supply is perfect. 

As for not gaining weight - - what is his weight history - birth weight, lowest weight, current weight?

Quoting calebsmommy13:

 

Quoting TiffanyMarie80:

What makes you think your supply is dwindling?  How old, and how many diapers in a 24 hour period?

 about 8 diapers and hes 5 1/2 months and im not pumping as much as i used to i already have to supplement with fomula because my son isnt gaining weight like he shouldbut i dont want to give up!!!!!!

 

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calebsmommy13
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM

 he has a very low weight gain and he is 14 lbs now at 6 months

Quoting sleepymommy87:

How much does he weigh? 8 diapers is totally normal. What is his weight history?

 

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Kenre
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM
Sounds like a medical problem that has nothing to do with your breastfeeding.

Quoting calebsmommy13:

 he was born at 6lbs 10 oz then he lost over a pound the following week then when he was a month old he was only 6lbs 11 oz so he was sent to the hospital and he has high calorie formula and he lost more weight in the hospital and now hes only 14 lbs and hes almost 6 months old


Quoting TiffanyMarie80:


8 diapers means that plenty is going in - - pumping output means nothing - many women can't pump anything, but their supply is perfect. 


As for not gaining weight - - what is his weight history - birth weight, lowest weight, current weight?


Quoting calebsmommy13:


 


Quoting TiffanyMarie80:


What makes you think your supply is dwindling?  How old, and how many diapers in a 24 hour period?


 about 8 diapers and hes 5 1/2 months and im not pumping as much as i used to i already have to supplement with fomula because my son isnt gaining weight like he shouldbut i dont want to give up!!!!!!


 

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celestegood
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM
I am waiting for more info. Pump output only tells you how well you respond to a pump and nothing else.
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TiffanyMarie80
by Tiffany on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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At 1 month he was 6 lbs 11 oz, and at 6 months he's 14 lbs?  That's just over 7 lbs in 5 months, and over the 1 lb a month average gain - he's FINE  :) 

Quoting calebsmommy13:

 he was born at 6lbs 10 oz then he lost over a pound the following week then when he was a month old he was only 6lbs 11 oz so he was sent to the hospital and he has high calorie formula and he lost more weight in the hospital and now hes only 14 lbs and hes almost 6 months old

Quoting TiffanyMarie80:

8 diapers means that plenty is going in - - pumping output means nothing - many women can't pump anything, but their supply is perfect. 

As for not gaining weight - - what is his weight history - birth weight, lowest weight, current weight?

Quoting calebsmommy13:

 

Quoting TiffanyMarie80:

What makes you think your supply is dwindling?  How old, and how many diapers in a 24 hour period?

 about 8 diapers and hes 5 1/2 months and im not pumping as much as i used to i already have to supplement with fomula because my son isnt gaining weight like he shouldbut i dont want to give up!!!!!!

 


whoopsie16
by Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

BUMP!

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