Need help want to start breastfeeding more

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  1. dragonfly26

    dragonfly26 Well-Known Member

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    My lo is 5 weeks old. I introduced formula at week 1 and feed her from breast only in the morning and at night, so twice . Now I'm feeling like I want to go all out breastfeeding. Is it possible to do this. How do I work up to this? Even after the two feeds she still acts hungry so I give her formula. When I try to hand express to make sure there is milk that comes out there is a little. I don't have a pump nor can I afford one. Is it to late for me? What can I do to get back at it?
     
  2. babyface15

    babyface15 Well-Known Member

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    you need to start feed feed feeding!! maybe get an sns system, and rent a pump. I saw there's a woman on here somewhere who successfully relactated, maybe try to get in touch with her and read her story. read up everything you can on relactating as well. you will need to increase your supply dramatically! best wishes :)
     
  3. 9jawife

    9jawife Mom of one

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    1. Offer the breast at EVERY feed, topping off with the minimum amount of formula only if she needs it.

    2. Skin-to-skin as much as you can.

    3. You can try some Galactogogues: I recommend Motherlove Special Blend, which I use.

    4. As a last, LAST resort, Domperidone is a medicine you can order online-it seems to work for most people.

    This is going to be a challenge, but definitely doable. Good for you for wanting to do the best thing for your baby. Let us know how it's going!
     
  4. dragonfly26

    dragonfly26 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys so much for your info and encouragement, I really appreciate it. Hope I can get going again
     

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