Re: Low milk supply: baby not willing to latch :mom prediab
Here's the link that LLLMeg mentioned: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/
I also agree with LLLMeg that when baby is unable or unwilling to nurse, the best way to increase production is to pump with a high-quality double electric pump with properly sized shields. A hospital-grade rental pump is ideal.
I just want to say I am really sorry about your experience. It makes me mad that your baby was whisked off to the NICU for 12 hours and fed formula during that time. That is not a necessary intervention for babies born to moms with GD, particularly when the GD is well-controlled. If the baby is born with normal sugar levels, it should be allowed to nurse, should be kept with mom, and should be observed for signs of low sugar. If the baby's sugar drops, then it might be a good idea to supplement with formula or donor milk or sugar water. I'm saying this not because I want you to feel worse about your experience, but because we do get moms googling for threads like this and they should know that an automatic NICU stay and automatic formula is not proper management for a baby born to a GD mom.
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