How can i make my breasts produce milk

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1785035 tn?1314886418 I around 6-7pm I am having to use my milk from my storage supply because my daughter starts to get frustrated and fussy like there is no milk in my breasts. Is there anything I can do to help myself produce more milk? It just seems like I am nursing my daughter all day long and pumping all day long! I am going back to work in a month and i just don't want to give my daughter formula. She is growing like a weed! Help!
Avatar n tn However, I know when he feeds he is only getting 2-3oz from me and then he wants more so I have to resort to formula. He is a big boy and eats about 7oz per feeding. How can I produce more then 2-3oz. I have changed my diet and pump every 2 hours (as the book mentions) to hope that this will make more milk. What can I do? How can I get it so that I don't have to resort to formula?
Avatar f tn I started breastfeeding him and his latching on but I'm not producing enough milk to feed him every 2 hours. What can I take or do to produce more breastmilk?! Please help I hate to see my baby spit up an throw up every time I give him formula.
1454858 tn?1306787978 This pregnancy, My breasts barely bother me at all (I'm 12 weeks). Does this mean I won't produce much milk? 2.) Any pointers for breastfeeding, should I have adequate milk supply? 3.) should breastfeeding hurt? Last time it hurt my nipples so bad, I could barely stand it. they were raw. is that normal? all this said, I'm not sure how this is going to work out, but I'd like to give it a try.
Avatar f tn My milk never "came in" with my first born. I Tried breast feeding but never really got anything to come out. I would pump for 2 hours straight and only get a 1/2 ounce between the two nipples. I'm wondering, did anyone else have this happen, but go on to have a normal breastfeeding experience with their second? I would really like to, but if there is something wrong with me where I just can't, then I'd like to prepare for that too.
290447 tn?1218056351 I only produced an ounce of milk. I felt sad mainly cause I started to feel like I was starving my poor little angel. She does take my breast but as soon as she does within a min. she falls asleep, I've tickled her foot, brushed a finger against her cheek and just left her in her pamper to see if that would stimulate her enough to keep her awake to feed (and to help w/reproducing the milk supply) but nothing seems to work.
202380 tn?1267910566 Hi everyone,I ve never been able to visit this forum so far-although I was often visiting pregnancy 35+-,God how my time is so limited with a young baby,I can hardly do the basics...can you?Anyway,my little girl is almost 4 months old now,bf exclusively.She was gaining weight very well until recently,for the last 2,5 weeks she's been asking to eat like every 2,5 hrs-it's also very HOT these days in this part of Europe-but she eats veeery little,she only eats better like once or twice a day.
4715985 tn?1371586597 my son is three weeks tomorrow and the first week or so i had to pump at least once a day since my son didnt drink enough and my breasts hurt a lot. Now my milk has settled down abd i dont need to pump but i would like to freeze more. How should i pump? Im worried my son wont have enough milk on his feeding if i pump now. But i really want to have some in tge freezer since winter is coming and i usually get sick easily then my baby can drink without veing exposed and all.
Avatar f tn My breasts hardly ever swell with milk once nursing is established and I produce enough milk. If I pump I get about what you described and I have breastfed four out of my five. For breastfeeding the best things to do.
Avatar f tn my mama had a shot to help dry up her milk before she left the hospital, I plan on asking my OB about it.. I know from all the women in my family just how painful engorged boobs are!! good luck!
123128 tn?1189759427 Thank you all very much for your comments i didn't think anything was wrong but most of my friends are asking me if my breasts are leaking and i feel stupid saying NO i feel like they should be but i also heard that once the baby is born thats when it starts... and i did hear it hurts and that kinda scares me BUT i think its worth it so we shall see... but again thank you all very very much i appreciate it.
5154295 tn?1372287796 So I was starting to worry, but I'm glad I don't have that problem, I can only I shine how annoying it may be!
Avatar n tn Hey everyone, I also wrote in 'sore breasts' and got this result. My breasts usually get sore right before I get my period and then by the end of the cycle my breasts are back to normal. I usually get my period at the end of the month, and my breats have been sore for about two weeks now, and no period yet.
Avatar f tn Your brain registers when you feed your baby, it then releases hormones to make more milk. The more you feed your baby the more milk you produce. Your breasts dont store milk its gets mad on demand so women that think they will skip a feed and store it up for next time - sorry that doesnt work your body will just stop producing milk.
Avatar f tn A nurse told me to take a break from pumping for a few days, so I did. I pumped again after that because my breasts had filled up and were hurting. A lot of milk came out. But now, my breast never fill up, and when I pump it's only a little bit of, it barely covers the bottom of the bottle. Am I losing my milk?? Is there a way to get it back?
Avatar f tn Came to know that some ladies cant produce milk!When can it be found whether u can produce milk or not?I do have tender and sore breasts.Cant wear bra,anyone else facing this prob?
Avatar f tn I am a nurse and was very insistent to do lots of research and make sure my baby had the most healthiest breast milk I could provide. I have always heard that the brewers yeast in a beer would do good at helping with milk production. I would stop at one a day though because lots of alcohol will do the opposite. Good luck mom you are doing your best to provide your baby with the best. Keep up all the hard work.
Avatar f tn I have never really gotten any milk from my left breast, the right one I can feel the milk coming out and she prefers that side and the left she just doesn't care for. I always start with the left side, but is there any way I can build my milk supply in both breasts so I can feed her less formula. Any advice, I would like to do it without medication if possible.
Avatar f tn I had my baby boy 5 days ago n i made the decision to bottle feed but my breast came in yesterday and my breasts really hurt. Is there anything i can do to dry up my breast milk? Ive tried cabbage leaves, ice packs n tylenol to relieve pain n swelling. Any other ideas?
Avatar f tn I want to breast feed my 2 month daughter but no milk comes out can i have ideas to increase my milk supply
Avatar f tn I think it is quite normal. I lost my boy at 19 weeks and had a lot of breast milk and extremely sore and swollen breasts for the first 2 weeks and still get small amounts around my ovulation now. I now how upseting this can be at such a sad time for you. I bought some breast pads to soak up the milk and tried not to over-stimulate my breasts ie going under the shower.
Avatar f tn So i know its still early, my little girl is only a week old. But how can i increase my milk supply? Right now she on a mix of both breast and formula. My dr said to pump about an hour after feeding. Which i have been doing but i only pump out about 2 oz or less each time. my breasts only feel "full" about twice a day which is when i get the full 2 oz. i want to be able to get her on breast milk alone and start "stock piling" it.
Avatar f tn My daughter is 2 weeks old today abd she has been strictly breastfeeding since day one but unfortunately I've come down with a cold and a few days ago I was up all night throwing up so when I finally fell asleep my husband didn't want to wake me so he gave her formula (the hospital sent us home with 2 oz sample bottles) and now I can't get her to take to breast milk even my lactation nurse couldn't get her to take it :(. My husband feels horrible but I know he was just trying to be sweet.
Avatar m tn isn't this method to create milk in breast??? u r telling abt to take milk from breast, i hope u dint understand my question:-( i want milk in my breast & am unmarried & i dont want to have any baby or sex, am adopting a baby, so i want to make milk in my breast, is there any ways???
1399033 tn?1449591379 I massage my breasts and express a little before each feeding/pumping session but I hate having to switch back to formula. Is there ANYTHING I can do to help my milk supply?
Avatar n tn Has anyone ever done this and if so what are you experiences from expressing while pregant? How often? Storage ect. I'm due in 8 days and I will make sure to consult my doctor before doing this but I wanted other moms opinions??
147172 tn?1226761778 It's not necessarily painful, except ocassionally when I ovulate, but has anyone else ever experienced this? Is it normal? When can I expect it to go away, the milk I mean. Is it something that needs to be brough up to my gyn beacuse it's some sort of hormonal inbalance? Thanks for even reading this ladies.....
621803 tn?1302891941 I am totally proud of my boobs and how much milk I make for my baby!!! I'd second that above post with retting storage bags. Do you have a supply in your freezer?
Avatar f tn So, i'm giving formula and brest milk to my BABY(he is only 2 months).I've no idea what to eat and how to take care to produce enough an Indian we people are eatin more spice things,but i'm not takink now those type of food now a days. My doctor suggests me that not to drink cow's milk (because of colic for my baby )and acid formate things such as tomato,citric food and pickle i'm drinking soy milkand eating boil vegetables with garlic and different type of lentile .