Re: Worried my supply is decreasing for 9 week old!
Of course you are concerned over these recent turn of events.
what you are describing does indeed sound like your nipples are not getting the stimulation to maintain a bountiful supply.
I am sure you are trying to wean from the shield.
your milk supply will react favorably when you use hand massage/expression to stimulate your supply.
You might want to rent a hospital grade pump to jump start your supply again while you follow the protocols for weaning from the nipple shield.
you can avoid needing artificial supplements by making milk production task one .
1. hospital grade pump 10-12 times/24 hours
2. skin to skin time w/o the shield in between nursing sessions
3. entice LO to latch w/o the shield AFTER a nursing session.
watch your LO's diapers to make sure he is wetting and stooling.
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