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    Neutral BFing Scare! ***LONG****

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    So I have been BFing for 3 mo (whoot whoot!) and lately have been having a rough time....

    So when my son went to daycare I started pumping of course and when I would get done with school (I'm a teacher) I would be ready to pump on my 30 min drive home. Sometimes I would get todaycare before he needed his 4th bottle (that I had brougth to daycare) SOOO instead of wasting the milk I would give it to him instead of putting him to the breast - so our schedules for the rest of that particular evening would be off...well I have been back to work for 7 weeks now and lately I have been getting hard knots in my breasts. I called and the doctor said to pump at LEAST 15 to 20 min (each side OR both sides same time) to fully empty the breast. I was stopping after I let down....I was only pumping for 10 min or so. She also said Jack was more efficient at emptying my breasts than pumping....

    I use to be able to pump 8 to 10 oz but now I am only pumping 4 to 6....and with the knots IS IT POSSIBLE I am going to dry up?

    WHAT SHOULD I DO TO INCREASE SUPPLY???

    Tomorrow is Sat so maybe I should feed Jack, wait two hours, pump, wait two hours, pump, etc.
    (he eats every four so I could squeeze in an extra pump in between feedings.)
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    oatmeal, warm showers and relax when you nurse. and nurse every chance you can
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    I know nothing about breastfeeding because it was stressful for me and I quit. Good luck getting some answers though.
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    eat oatmeal and take some fenugreek. andd LOTS of water!!!
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    I have heard about the oatmeal...I wonder why?
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    what is fenugreek
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    what is fenugreek
    its an herbal supplement. you have to take like 3 3X a day. you can google it and get some good info on it. it does make you smell like syrup though
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    GNC had it pretty cheap.
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    3 - 3x daily but what is the mg or the amount of the pill? does that make sense?! AND more importantly DOES it work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojojo View Post
    3 - 3x daily but what is the mg or the amount of the pill? does that make sense?! AND more importantly DOES it work?
    i can't remember what the mg is. but basically once you smell like maple syrup you know you are taking enough. i started with a couple pills a couple times a day and worked my way up. it helped me. it works for some and not for others.
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