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    breastfeeding problems!!

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    I decided before my daughter was born I was only going to breastfeed. well, it's been two weeks since she was born and I'm only producing enough milk to feed her once a day. (I've been using formula most of the time which I REALLY did NOT want to do). I'm trying some supplements my pediatrician recommended hoping this will work (it's only been two days since I started them) but I am really stressing out. I want to bond with her and I love the few times we've successfully nursed but I want to be able to feed her without formula. any suggestions or recommendations?
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    Are you pumping at all? It's all supply and demand.
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    Have you looked for suggestions at Kelly Mom? That site is a wealth of info!

    I am sorry you are having difficulties! If this is really what you want to do, I would be patient & keep working at it until you find something that works! If you decide it is time to stop, it is ok!
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    Breastfeeding is a supply and demand type of thing. If you're feeding her formula then your body doesn't know it needs to make more milk. If you only feed her once a day your body will only expect to need enough milk for that once a day feeding.

    I got a lot of good information on the LaLeche league website, I recommend checking it out - also, call the hospital you delivered at and see if they have a lactation consultant available for you to chat with.

    Here's a link to the website for the LaLeche League:
    http://www.llli.org/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    Have you looked for suggestions at Kelly Mom? That site is a wealth of info!
    KellyMom is FABULOUS :YES
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    i KM
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    If you're supplementing your milk supply is going to decrease. How do/did you know you weren't producing enough milk?
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    even when you are having to supplement I would put your baby on the breast to stimulate it to let it try and produce more.
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    Do you have any lactation consultants that would help you or a support group?
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    KM was great, I've been checking that out. She would nurse for 20-40 minutes every time when we started out, but she would still be hungry afterward. And she would be the one pulling away from me after so long! this is so frustrating!
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    Hey, there is a lactation consultant at Cox named Mrs. Fielding. She is a WONDER WORKER and helped me a lot. I know you don't have your insurance through them but if you give her a call and tell her you went to Willard and I recommended you I bet she will have miracles to share. I swear, she knows more about boobs than anyone ever.
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