I have been trying to pump first, then feed because of the whole "hind milk" thing. When pumping, the first milk the comes out is watery, then it gets thicker. My almost 4 week old falls asleep while nursing, so if I don't get all the watery milk out first she doesn't get to the hind milk/thicker milk so she wakes up sooner. I haven't gotten to the point where I store milk, if I make 2 bottles, she usually takes them the same day. We are still figuring this thing out. In fact she's nursing right now only a little over an hour after her last session. I guess we're cluster feeding today.
She's 4 weeks old. She nurses a lot, 13-15 times a day.
Oh and I was told dont be discouraged by how much milk you see when you pump. The baby is a better sucker than a pump. The baby can get the milk the pump cant get. What you see is not what you get. I often feel this way but the pros reassure me.
How old is your baby? My lactation consultant assured me that my milk supply would increase with supply and demand. Newborns only need a little bit initially and the more they eat the more u make. Feed often to make more milk. Mothers milk also helps. Its a herbal tee found at Walmart and grocery stores
Does this happen to any of you. I have a problem producing milk too, any tips on how to produce more?
Does your baby wake up when you are about to eat?
Maybe you ladies can help... I have been trying to breastfeed. My lil guy does latch and stays on pretty well but I am not producing enough milk. I pumped a couple of days to see and only produce about 10 oz a day. Any idea how to produce more?
And one called "black moms do breastfeed "