I'd like to know what you ladies think. Please read all because I tend to ramble and get off topic. **it's a long post**
I went to visit my friend today and I use the word losely.
She's the type of person that HAS to be right 100% of the time and she makes me feel like a ditz.
Plus, she told me I was a ditz while in the hospital doped on medicine.
Anyways.......this is her first time breastfeeding because this is her first baby (she was told all of her life that she couldn't have children)
So she's having issues breastfeeding because her son will literaly suck all of the milk out of both breasts that it will hurt her. Her son is 6 weeks old, btw.
She says that he wants to eat every 45 minutes and she can't nurse him because there's not milk that comes out. She has tried cluster feeding for a month and it still doesn't work because she still doesn't produce enough to feed him on demand (like when he wants to feed)
Her cousin is a Lactation Consultant and has been by her side since day one.
Ok so first off I was telling her how my son was sleeping 13 consectutive hours the night before last and how my boobs were engorged.
And she gave me this lecture on how I can't let that happen because if I do then my milk supply will dry up. And I started talking and she interrupted me, going on about how her cousin is a LC and she told me this and her OB told her the same along with her son's doctor telling me the same thing. She said when different doctors tell me the same thing, I tend to listen so I would pump just enough to you won't go dry.
Is this true?
And then she's telling me how LC are suppose to be there for you 24/7 to answer your calls and visit you whenever you have problems breastfeeding.
I said that's how your LC is because she's your cousin and she's family and she told me that's how ALL LC are suppose to be.
Is this also true?
One other thing, since she's having issues with her milk supply I suggested taking Fenugreek because that's what i'm taking to help up my milk supply. I've been taking it for 6 months and it's helping.
But she keeps talking down to me and telling me how she doesn't want to take it because it says on the bottle not to take it if you are pregnant and breastfeeding.
well the bottle i have says not to take it if you are pregnant but doesn't say anything about not being able to take it while breastfeeding.
thank you for reading this.
If you can answer my questions i would greatly appreciate it.
My questions are:
can your milk supply go dry if you don't pump your engorged breasts?
are LC suppose to actually be on call and there for you 24/7?
and is fenugreek really bad for you while you are breastfeeding?