I had my first AF 9 weeks PP and been regular ever since. EBF on demand, part-time co-sleeping and baby-wearing. Sometimes you just start back early. I haven't noticed much of a problem with supply either.
my supply will go down slightly during AF but not noticeable to LO. just because i pump at work do i notice...but it has never really bothered my LO since she always is able to get more from nursing than i can pump
On the topic of AF when i first had to stop BF lo my period returned pretty quickly but now pretty far into this relactation business she has disappeared again for almost 50 days now. I was wondering if that's any kind of a good sign that my milk production is picking up well.
Hi ladies, so i'm having problem with my milk supply on the left, everytime i feed LO he gets unhappy and cries during a feed on my left, then come off, i keep latching him on, and he does the same, i always assumed it was because he'd finshed etc, but i've notice that my supply seems really low.. could it be that he's not get enough which is why he's crying??
I expressed last night for 1 hour and 40 min and managed to get just under 4 oz, the last oz was the longest, i did it again this morning for an hour and only got 2oz, and my breast feels really empty and flat!
I am sat here looking down at my breast and they are clearly lopsided!
Why would i have a much better supply in my right than my left?
How often should i feed him and express to increase it back again?
I have started combi feeding as well, as i'm just not making enough for LO and he seems constantly hungry!
I am wanting to breast feed, but i'm finding it increasingly difficult...
He's due another feed soon, should i offer the left, even though i've just expressed? would that help?
laura- wish i could help. the only time i was lopsided was from feeding on one side all night. it made the supply in the other side low. i just fed off the other side one night and it seems better. hope you get some answers. my best guess (not based on expertise of course) would be to pump a lot on that side, even if nothing is coming out. maybe feed on that side til baby pulls off then pump while you feed on the other side?
my little guy has an upper lip tongue some of our other kids have it and mason has it too. i have to be real careful with each latch or i get sore
My week of taking it is up on Tuesday, and I have not increased milk supply at all.
I've had no side effects, including the lactation. I'm in the hospital with baby, using a medela symphony and only able to pump 1 oz total, putting baby to breast every 3 hours max. Weighing baby before and after each feed. She's getting anywhere from 4mL to 50mL. What is wrong with my body?!
Laura--it's quite common for one breast to produce more milk than the other. My right one usually does too, on occasion it will switch to the left though.
At your LO's age, he will want to nurse all the time! It's completely normal. All that sucking isn't just because he's hungry too, it helps build up your supply to feed him when he's an older baby. Keep putting him to the breast every time he wants and leave him there for as long as he wants. Either cut out the formula straight away, or gradually cut it down. The formula he gets will impact your supply. As for getting your supply equal on both sides, I don't know if it's possible. As I've said, I've always had an imbalance. It may change again as your lo gets older and he's built up your supply.
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