898043 tn?1262496985

breastfeeding.. need help

Hey ladies,
sorry i am in your forum.. i use to use this when i was pregnant and went to the breast feeding forum but no body answered. I know that many of you are already mothers so maybe you could help me. I was using a breast pump for the first month after my daughter was born because she would not take the breast. But after a month i felt like a slave to the pump. So i stopped pumping and went straight to formula. My daughter is now two months old and has been giving signs of wanting to breastfeed. Is there anyway i can start producing again and if so how? Thanks Ladies!
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Avatar universal
I would ask for help at the herbal supplement store--there are things you can take to increase milk supply (mother's milk tea, fennugreek i think are 2)but i don't know if it works after you stop producing milk. Also contact your local hospital about a breastfeeding support group--the instructor might know something that'll work. Good Luck--I really hope it works.
Avatar universal
If yur supply is gone, im not sure there is much you can do.  I would try consulting with a BF lactation specialist.  BF can be such a challenge, I BF DD at night and if im off work i try to nurse during the day  but my supply is supper low during the day but full during the night, bcuz your body makes supply according to demand. I supplement during day and now im going to start wening her from the breast and just strictly to formula.  I hope there is something you can do.  If there isnt dont be so hard on yurself, you did a good job, some breastmilk is better than no breastmilk.  I didnt BF my son who is now 14 and he never had any medical problems, I BF DD and she has been getting colds left and right.
432779 tn?1364494875
try reaching la leche league. they could probably put you in contact with someone who can help.Or see if your doctor can recommend a lactation consultant although it may not e covered by insurance.
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