always wanted to breastfeed

by Jessica

Hi my name is Jessica and I've just giving birth to a beautiful boy last Sunday and I've always wanted to breast feed but I'm having so Many problems ...

Sometimes he does lach on to my breast and does try but then he gets so angry for reason and can't seem to do it anymore so now I'm expressing my milk and giving it to him through a bottle and I'm scared my milk is not making enough ...

I can get about 120 Mls but that's from both boobs and I do that at 3 times a day and 3 times at night and my baby drinks it all ... I feel he drinks more then I can express .. Im scared im not making enough milk because im expressing and i dont even know how to get him on the boob without problems ...

The reason I'm expressing is cause I don't wont to give up on breast feeding ... Can you please help me ... Thank you for your time

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Sep 02, 2013
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You CAN breastfeed
by: Lyssa

Breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn't mean it always comes naturally to every mom and baby. Sometimes, we need help from a more experienced hand. I strongly suggest contacting a lactation consultant, or finding your local "La Leche League" (you can find a group close by googleing their website).

It could be he is having trouble latching, or just experiencing "nipple confusion", and preferring the fast flowing bottle over your breast. I would immediately stop bottle feeding and only breastfeed. If you need to, pump after your feeding and give it to him with a spoon or a syringe to avoid any more preference for the bottle. You can also use a SNS (supplemental nursing system-check google for tips on how to make one at home!).

Baby's tummy is tiny. That means he needs to be fed in small amounts very often. For breastfed babies, this could mean every 45mins to 3hours from the start of one feeding to the start of the next. Some babies also feed for longer periods of time, from 10 to 45 mins or more. And some babies use the breast to "comfort" nurse, or more like a pacifier after they are done eating. 120ml is a lot for a newborn!

Contact a lactation consultant or breastfeeding counselor in your area. They are there to help you and your baby learn to breastfeed. You can do it! :)

Mar 25, 2014
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I understand.
by: Anonymous

I had a breakthrough last night and I apologise if this is something you'vr tried but when he gets angry and frustrated take him onto your shoulder for a good burp and to calm him down then try again.

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