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  1. #1
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    Default milk supply concerns...again

    I stopped birth control pills a week ago. Milk supply seemed to shoot right up. Baby gained 6oz in a week..LC was pleased and we didint have to worry about her lack of weight gain anymore..until...2 days ago where the awful feeling of emptiness returned. Here is the pattern:
    Baby goes on what feels to me as an empty breast. Baby fusses with grunting until let down. A few minutes later let down begins baby sucks long and hard. About 1 minute goes by and baby is not getting a good flow of milk..she gets fussy again. Sucks fast and no second let down. Sometimes i switch breasts and i get the same result.
    is this low milk supply? In the mornings when she first eats after a 6-7 hour sleep my breasts are full and let down is immediately. What is happening? Are my breasts really empty...and why? I had to supplement her with 3oz of stored breast milk. I was so upset. Please help me.

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    Default Re: milk supply concerns...again

    I replied in your other post too so check on that one. Read this article: http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supp...east-fullness/
    Christine
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    Default Re: milk supply concerns...again

    Original poster: I could have written that myself! I have been in tears today fearing that I will have to supplement soon. I gave lo a bottle of stored milk bc she was so fussy at the breast after the let down was so short lived. I'm drinking mothers milk tea today and a ton of water as well as pumping to see if it helps! I'm so worried. I bf my first for 15 months so I have no idea what's going on now
    Mommy to Liam born 10/13/2008
    Breastfeeding since Day 1

    Breastfed ds for 15 months and cherished every minute of it!!

    We love and

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    Default Re: milk supply concerns...again

    Original poster: I could have written that myself! I have been in tears today fearing that I will have to supplement soon. I gave lo a bottle of stored milk bc she was so fussy at the breast after the let down was so short lived. I'm drinking mothers milk tea today and a ton of water as well as pumping to see if it helps! I'm so worried. I bf my first for 15 months so I have no idea what's going on now
    Mommy to Liam born 10/13/2008
    Breastfeeding since Day 1

    Breastfed ds for 15 months and cherished every minute of it!!

    We love and

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