Low milk supply
by nikita purohit
I want to breastfeed my baby and I'm very much stressed and depressed about my low milk supply problem, my baby was just two n half months when I got this problem, now she is four months old and I'm totally dependent on formula milk. Please help I want to breastfeed my baby.
Jul 26, 2010
A few questions...
Did baby latch on properly when you breastfed? Have you had a lactation consultant help you?
What made you think that you didn't have enough milk?
Have you thought of using a SNS (supplementary nursing system) It's a tube connected to a bottle, specially made for a mom who wants to breastfeed her baby if she has low milk supply.
This SNS will allow you to give baby the formula while your own milk supply is being built. The more you breastfeed the more milk you will start producing.
The SNS is great because you can still bond with baby even if baby is getting most of his/her nourishment from the formula.
Since baby is already accustomed to a bottle, it might be a little difficult getting him/her to drink from the tube and on the breast, but you wont know unless you try.
You will also need to pump in-between feedings to increase breast milk even further.
Try not to stress, this can cause you to produce even less milk.
Read more on how to use a Supplementary nursing system Please feel free to ask any more questions.
Don't get discouraged. It can take a while for your milk to come in, and some moms never develop a full milk supply. Take pride in the fact that you are giving baby a special bonding experience... even if you cannot produce all of baby's food.
Other pages on "breastfeeding problems" in connection with this page...ways to increase your supply