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d_samy2003 11-20-2013 01:01 AM

Low Milk Supply
I had a C-section and baby was in the incubator for 4 days so he did not nurse. also I live in another country and at that time was unable to find a hospital grade pump so simply I did not pump. DS is no 7 weeks. I nursed him immediately after he went out of the incubator but that did not help much as my milk is not enough and I am supplementing will formula. is there a way to get a good milk supply or is it too late?

kjwalsh 11-20-2013 03:56 AM

Pumping will increase your supply even if you use a hand pump. Supplimenting will decrease your supply. So pump after giving baby a bottle.

Stay hydrated. Try to relax, stress affects supply

Docs here prescribe Reglan to boost milk production

luckymuma 11-20-2013 04:37 AM

Take to your bed, skin to skin with your baby and make sure you have enough food and drink to meet your needs and just keep feeding as much as he wants. Pump when he isn't feeding. Not low carb, but make a big batch of lactation cookies ( google the recipe). If you can source clean breast milk ( Facebook has milk sharing networks eats on feets) that is better for your baby than formula, he won't be as full as long. Feed him any supplemental milks with a feeding tube taped onto your breast to deliver the other milk so his suckles continue to stimulate your supply. And don't give up! Are ther any lactation consultants near you?

Mistizoom 11-25-2013 02:47 PM

If you are in a country outside of the U.S. you may be able to get Domperidone (Motilium) which is better than Reglan as it does not cross the blood-brain barrier and has fewer side effects. Good luck, but if it does not work then use formula, this seems like a situation where it is needed.

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