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    Unhappy carpal tunnel, milk supply low

    my baby girl is a month old. struggled after delivery with her weight due to horrible wrist/hand pain. she began loosing weight, dr recommended supplement with formula, pain got so bad couldn't breast feed. got cortisone shots in each wrist 1 week ago. started trying t breast feed but she isn't interested and I cant seem to produce any milk. please help!

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    Default Re: carpal tunnel, milk supply low

    Have you been pumping? It is vital, when a baby can not or will not nurse that mom pump. There are ways to do it hand free, by using a special bra or cutting holes in a sports bra.
    If you have not been pumping, you can still try to bring back your milk production. it is early days so it is quite possible to do this, however, I am not understanding why baby lost weight. Was baby nursing normal amount of times, or not nursing often enough? Or was it an issue of low production from the beginning? ?

    Anyway, the way to increase milk production is to nurse or pump frequently 8- 10 times a day at least. if pumping, you want the best pump you can get, hospital grade if possible.

    here is article on encouraging baby to nurse http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/

    here is article on increasing low supply http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supp...es/low-supply/

    feeding non-latching baby: http://www.llli.org/docs/00000000000...ching_baby.pdf

    Have you found a nursing position that works for you? Here is some info on a few different positions. laid back and sidelying mauy be better for your pain: http://www.llli.org/faq/positioning.html

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