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A strange question

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  • AmiKW AmiKW's Avatar 05-08-06 | 10:11 PM
  • I hope you ladies don't mind a question.
    I breastfed my baby (1 year now) for the first 8 weeks and my milk decreased to nothing. I took Reglan to try to help "pump me up" but it didn't help. I'm now pregnant again, not due till December, so this may be a little premature, but I'm wondering if there is anything I can do during pregnancy to help ensure a good supply? Anyone know anything I can do? I just want to be able to nurse longer this time. My goal with Dewey was teeth and if we made it through them then 1 year, like I said, we only made 2 months. So I want to have the same goal for this baby without drying up at 2 mths. Any suggestions?
    Thanks for any help!!!
  • MImom23 MImom23's Avatar 05-09-06 | 01:46 PM
  • Good luck ami... I am no help I nursed my first DD til 18 months but DS only til 4 months and now Kaylee is still going strong at 10 months. but i have no idea what might help now some one eles might .
  • sarabrydges sarabrydges's Avatar 05-09-06 | 01:49 PM
  • All I know are the same old same old things you hear. Water, Oatmeal, Fenugreek (sp?) and I don't think you can do anything to help supply till the baby is born. Then the best suggestion I can give you is nurse on demand, don't try to scheudle feeds, and don't skip feeds until your supply is WELL established.

    Last edited by sarabrydges; 05-12-06 at 09:03 PM..
  • Asenath74 Asenath74's Avatar 05-09-06 | 02:16 PM
  • I agree with Sara. Tons of water and rest too is very important. You may want to get a baby sling and let the baby stay in there, nurse on demand and nap too. With Dewey and Corbin it may be easier too to have the little one in the sling.
    My only other advice would be to talk to a certified lactation consultant. Some doctors, in my experience, will just tell you to switch to formula and not even try to help you breastfeed. Also, it's perserverance sometimes! Good luck! I hope it works this time for you!
  • sarabrydges sarabrydges's Avatar 05-09-06 | 02:23 PM
  • Even better, get a midwife! They do everything they can to help you!