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My baby is 10 weeks old and the last few weeks I have noticed my breast milk isn’t filling her up. I have noticed I am not pumping as much either. I have tried increasing water, eating more salmon, drinking fenegreek and milk thistle supplements, still not producing enough. In the first few months I was producing so much I was able to get a back up freezer supply, but now that is almost gone. We have started supplementing with formula but I wasn’t wanting to do that this early.
Here is what my feeding day looks like:
- Breast feeding about 8 times a day. (Cluster feeding in the evening)
- pumping 2-3 Times a day after feeding (only getting about 1-2 ounces, use to get 3-4)
- needing to supplement formula after feeding (about 2 ounces 2-3 Times a day)
What can I do to increase my supply? Could it just be she is eating more lately? I would like to continue breast feeding but am worried I am drying up.
Thanks for your help!
Great job mama!
Any chance you recently started a new medication or birth control?
Also, is baby sleeping longer periods at night and then eating more during
If not, it sounds like this may just be a growth spurt. If you continue to
My baby is almost 4 months old and is great breastfeeder! However lately sometimes she’ll be nursing and will bit down on my nipple (no teeth yet) and pull! It hurts but is tolerable. Is there a reason she could be doing this? How could I avoid her from doing it?
Great job on the breastfeeding!
In my experience, when a baby clamps or pulls like this during a feed it