How to make breast milk taste better

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I had to pump when my son was in the nicu, the nurses and lactation specialist said it is completely normal to only pump that much even pumping every 2 to 4 hours. Your supply will gradually increase. Definitely speak to a specialist about your latch. A breastfeeding baby does a much better job communicating with your body to increase milk supply than any pump ever will.
If you use a pump it will signal your body to make MORE breast milk. You should really see a doctor about this issue and not stimulate the breast anymore.
Hmm I have always wondered how babies were allergic to breast milk. How did they feed their babies back in the day when formula was even invented yet? Huh, IDK. Thank you for checking with your mom. Any insight would be great.
my question is really about switching from breast feeding to formula and how to do it, if it can be done at all. can you give breast milk for the first couple weeks, then switch to formula without incident? should you give some breast milk and some formula to get baby used to formula? how does the transition work if you were to switch from breast milk to formula?
I was wondering how to get him on to whole milk too. Are you giving your dd anything else special to make up for the lack of high iron levels in whole milk (compared to formula)? I heard that iron deficiency is sometimes a problem when switching.
Sorry this was my fault I should have known better to make that comment I was asking for it. Good Question Newbie! Let us know how you make out with the transition - I have to ask Eva's doctor when I go back for her one year about the vitamins - if she is not a good eater I am not sure what I will have to do but I will keep you posted.
Sometimes the smell alone will make you want to gag. However, sometimes the lipase does not affect the smell of the milk, so you do have to taste it. You will know...oh, believe me...you will know...if your milk has excessive lipase! The initial taste may not be so bad for up to a few seconds; it will have the normal, sweet and creamy taste.
If you are putting her to the breast for 5 or 10 min then you are telling your breast to only make the mik that comes in that ammount of time! I am taking it that you are feeding on both sides at a feed. I would suggest that you only feed one side a time. Mothers who make too much milk do this but also mothers who do not make enough! THat way your body knows how much to feed her at a time.
Unlike when he was only taking just milk. For now I am only adding very little just to see how things goes for couple of days.
I am not pregnant and do not have children (most posts relate this to lactating). I can taste the onion in my boyfriends mouth after intimate action and it's happened with every partner I've ever had so I know it's me. What causes this and how can it be fixed if at all?
I wanted her to get all the benefits of the breast milk so my husband and I made a decision to have me pump and feed her through the bottle for the first year. The problem is that she is underweight- in the 25th percentile. My husband blames me and says my breastmilk is the reason she is not gaining weght. He makes me feel so guilty. I am trying to do the best for her. I had it with all his snide remarks about putting her on formula.
but some night about 3 i have not breastfeed her due to my food (spicy) or gassy foods (trying to reduce coluc or gassy bby tummy) but since i feel dry i bought MOTHERS MILK TEA which is yucky awfully nasty... do any of you ladys know how to make it taste better or any other home remedies to produce more milk... pleade help im desperate....
-) (and Atlantisea is right...even sexual stimulation will make it happen! Nothing like dripping breast milk on your hubby while doing the nasty!
half for a month to let him get the taste and then went to just whole milk he's ped said that wouldn't be to soon
Thomas, I thank you for your little post to me below on the 6th. I can't tell you how much it meant to me to have you say that. I often thought of you and of how you were doing with the benzo thing. I wished you could of been there with me wading in the Pit River looking up at Mt. Shasta as I was hooking monster Rainbow trout! it seemed so symbolic to me being a recovering addict myselfbeing hooked for so long.
I lost my milk with my first at four weeks due to some very bad advice given to me by a NICU nurse, I tried to relactate but my doc would not prescribe any drugs, he said it was in his opinion better to switch to formula than to take drugs to relactate as these drugs are then present in your milk and as they cannot runs trials on this kind of thing there were no solid arguments to say it wasn't harmful to baby.
Well you could have sweated and the scent could stil be in your bra. Make sure to put on a new (clean bra every morning) you know how some of us will reuse the same bra a couple of days later becuase if you wash them too much the elasctic gets shot. anyway.. another thing is to bring baby wipes and maybe a small bottle of febreeze to freshen up your bra in the middle of the day. I am sure you are a clean woman..
I was wondering if any one on here could answer my questions about brest feeding, 1.) Can you micrwave breast milk? 2.) How long can breast milk stay in the fridge? 3.) My baby was born April 4th... when I pump with my eletric medela double pump it takes forever. Should it take so long or is that normal. Its drips in the bottle... not swuarts. My baby will not latch on so I have to pump. Will it get faster? 4.
Eventually all the milk comes out, and while your pumping I always felt for lumps of milk, you will know what i'm talking about when you try to pump...ahaha and massaged that area or pressed on it, to release the milk and make it come out to make sure I had everything. Usually after my kids ate it took 10 minutes of pumping. When my son was breastfeeding they made me pump for a full day to really see how much he was eating, lol...
I plan on breast feeding and was w i wondering is it better to go full time boob or should i pump and pour in bottle which one is better for baby i should mention that i will be a full time stay at home mommy also do i have to follow a stick food diet to breastfeed
You could always pump after you get it to see how much milk you are actually making at a time to see if the baby is getting enough but remember the more they eat the more you will make and this is a natural process.
hmm, Milk Thistle is not to be used when pregnant or breast feeding!! Blessed Thistle is OK but not Milk Thistle. Milk Thistle /Silybum is used as a liver tonic to get toxins out of the liver. Is is also used in lowering insilin levels which can be harmful to a developing fetus and a BF mother and child. I would tell your LC that she must of meant Blessed THistle and there are dangers with the Milk Thistle!
it is normal to have a little bit. I had this a few years ago, I had never been pregnant and fluid would come out if I squeezed my breasts. I went to the dr and she told me that it was normal but not to squeeze them. about the tasting bad thing, I have no clue, sorry.
or it could be excess lipase like the PPs have said. youll just have to smell/taste it to find out. (frozen milk does taste different then fresh, kind of soapy. so dont confuse this will being rotten.
You have to separate out some of this stuff. It sounds like she has sensory defensiveness - texture of her food can make her vomit. That's not a "pampering" thing, it's a physical reaction to textures. The other stuff sounds like learned behaviors. On the one hand, it's fine if she wants to change her dress all day at home. Put on a different one, hang that one up. That's fine. Before she can change again, the previous outfit has to be hung up neatly.
I am not against longer breast feeding, but if is causing mom a problem in the fact of her pinching you etc, I think best idea is to get tough and just stop, to stop breast milk, bind up breasts firmly, the milk will subside and go, thats the old method it still works, ,discomfort for a couple of days. My guess is she is in day care or doesnt see you for a portion of the day ?
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In the case of my wife, for the first week there was an unpleasant mettalic taste rendering food unappealing. Milk, soup, toast seemed to be tolerable. There very well could be fatigue and some (although slight) nausea. Much of this is controlled by medication and these side effects, while unpleasant are in most cases, minimal. MY SUGGESTION: Plan your family meals ahead; have some help for doing the dishes and laundry.
but yet the kids that were breast fed have been sick WAY more then the one that didnt get breast milk. 2 years old is kinda old to be breast feeding.
I remember Jackie saying something to me about how past memories would occasionally pop up and make sense now, even if they didn't back then. For example, I was amazed to realize that my wild hormone swings and hemorraghic ovarian cysts were probably side effects of my Lyme infection. I am sure my gyno never would have consider Lyme. My gp theorized that my hormone problems were likely a result of my past IVF treatments. I am sure she never considered Lyme either.
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