Re: Extremely Low Supply - Please Help!
Good advice from the PPs.
I assume the LC did a weigh-feed-weigh weight test on your baby. Did she just do the one, or do you have a scale for home use? If it was just the one, I encourage you to rent a scale and do some data collection on your own. It's possible for the baby to have a terrible feed at the LC's office and great ones at home, which is why you want to get several feedings' worth of data before you make a determination about milk intake. The median is much more informative than a single data point.
Don't worry overmuch about soft breasts. Engorgement is not a necessary phase of breastfeeding.
I wish I could answer your question about how long it will take for you to get a full supply, but it's such an individual thing that there's no way to give an answer that's right for every mom. Just keep on plugging and be encouraged by the results you've had so far.
Some questions for you:
- how does nursing feel?
- what do your nipples look like after baby finishes nursing?
- is baby sleepy or jaundiced?
- was baby ever checked for tongue tie?
- did you have any of the following: retained placenta, PCOS, postpartum test for thyroid function or prepartum thyroid problems?
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