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Old Jul 30th, 2017, 14:23 PM   11
sarah1980
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I had a horrible time with BFing a few weeks back and I was sure I had low supply. Everyone told me that my supply was fine, my body would make what LO needed... it turns out I had retained placenta and that was causing my milk to dry up. Before this was discovered I was in tears, LO was crying wanting food, DH had to take him and try to console him for 30 minutes so I could get more milk in... horrible! I did manage to keep my supply high enough by stretching him longer between feeds (he was feeding like every 30 mins before), pumping after every feed and between 2-4am (supposed to be prime milk making time), drinking as much water as I could without being sick , eating lots of oats (I made and consumed about a tonne of flapjacks each day ) and taking fenugreek capsules. I really noticed a difference within 48hrs of starting the fenugreek. have you tried drinking loads/oats/fenugreek/blessed milk thistle?
There is medicine that doctors can prescribe but I think it's a last resort thing, but it sounds like you're at that stage! I'd definitely talk to the doctor about it if you've exhausted all your other options.
Do your breasts feel full when your milk comes in, or do you have any other signs? If you can tell when you have milk again I'd feed LO then but I might be wrong on this. But it worked for me- as soon as my breasts were sore I'd stick LO on and there'd be enough to settle him.
Oh and your LO could be having a growth spurt? I'm sure you've already thought about that but I know when my LO has had growth spurts he is sooo hungry and my milk just isn't enough for him.
I really hope things get better soon. If you need someone to talk to feel free to PM me
Was just going through all my old posts to remember how I was feeling leading up to labour last time when I came across this thread. As it turned out I did have retained placenta just didn't know it at that time!



 
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As it turned out I did have retained placenta just didn't know it at that time!
Wow - how did you find out? Did you have other symptoms other than low milk?



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As it turned out I did have retained placenta just didn't know it at that time!
Wow - how did you find out? Did you have other symptoms other than low milk?
Yes I just had a feeling something wasn't right and also had back to back infections. I had been back and forward to the doctors non stop and eventually referred to the gynae who discovered it and did a D&C and I've been fine since! Well apart from ongoing incontince issues but what exactly caused that is up for debate!



 
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