Pumping is a good way to assess milk supply. Many mothers become worried when they are only able to pump a few ounces per pumping session, believing that the amount of breast milk they have expressed indicates how much milk is in their breasts. This is NOT true, and a cause of much worry and concern. Milk supply and measurable milk output are not the same thing. Milk supply refers in this case to how much milk is available in the breast, whereas milk output is the amount of milk expressed.
How can i produce more breastmilk?
I started breastfeeding as soon as my baby was born. A week after she was born I noticed she wasnt having dirty diapers. I had to stop breastfeeding 9 days after giving birth because doctor said she was constipated due to tylenol with codein I was taking for my c section pain.
I was still having plenty of pain so I stopped breastfeeding for 3 days.
I also have IBS which causes my intestines to swell and this wasnt allowing my incision to heal properly so doctor prescribed dicyclomine…I took this for 4 days…then I found out this medicine dries up your milk supply. I immediately stopped the meds, I did however notice everytime I pumped less and less milk would come out.
Now it is still the same thing.
No longer taking any meds for a week now, Im breastfeeding but have to supplement with formula because baby doesnt get full, I pumped every chance I get but notice less milk each time.
Is it possible to increase my milk supply after all this?
If so, how?
I really want to breastfeed more than formula feed.
Any advice would be greatly appreaciated.
If I had to stop breastfeeding early, could I just pump my breast instead daily & “breastfeed” that way?
My mom said she had to stop breastfeeding me at 3mo cause I sucked to hard and made her bleed a little? Sorry tmi?
If I have to stop early for whatever reason could I just pump them on a daily basis and continuing giving him my milk through a bottle, I dont want my child on formula, thats just me :)
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