I had a baby 4 weeks early, but due to pregnancy complications I didn't
have enough amniotic fluid for the baby when pregnant so by 36wks the
baby was full grown and healthy ...no NICU nothing, but he weighed and
measured a baby 8 wks early.....he is 4wks now and because of his small
size in the beginning i couldn't get him to latch on and now at 4 wks I
am still having the problem he seals his tongue to the roof of his
I even have a hard time getting him to take a bottle cause of his
tongue....he is the size of a newborn now so should i give more time?
milk supply is going down more and more and because of my small breasts, the pump doesn't work at all, I am getting discouraged...I have a very low
supply of milk and feel like giving up, but I know it is better for the
baby....I try hand expressing, but I still only get about 1 tbsp every
2hrs....please help ....I don’t want to give up....I breastfed all of my
other children and had no problem and tons of milk. I don’t want to
give up....I feel like i am failing the baby right now....thank you for
listening to my ramble.
please get back asap
Congratulations for coming this far and wanting to give the best
to your baby, I know how you feel...i had similar problems with my first
born. It can get very frustrating.
First of all, you can stop stressing...you say your milk supply
is going down...this is no biggy, why i say this is because as long as
you are still producing small amounts of milk, by the time your baby
starts latching on properly, you will start producing more milk. Breast
milk supply can increase quickly within a few hours, with an increase in
I have now recently reviewed a product called
Have you heard of it? I, myself sometimes struggle with a lower
supply...i first tried Fenugreek capsules, but saw almost no
difference...then I tried this tea and after the first night I noticed a
huge increase. It contains all natural organic ingredients like
Fenugreek, alfalfa, blessed thistle... This tea on it's own should
increase your supply quite a bit.
Have you taken your son to the pediatrician to check for tongue tie? its actually very common. This is fixed very easily.
Read more on tongue tie here.
Are you giving your baby formula at the moment? If so, you can maybe think of using an SNS...
read more here.
Also allow your baby to comfort nurse as much as possible.
Hang in there, before you know it, you'll be breastfeeding him just like you did your other children.