Re: Low milk supply concerns
Thank you so much! That helps a lot.
Just to give you a little background info on my situation. Alex was a preemie born via c-section, he was exactly to the day 1 month early and had to be in the NICU for 6 days due to really bad jaundice so I was unable to nurse him but I did pump and bring him my breast milk, no one at the hospital ever showed me how to breast feed or even talked to me about it so I researched it like crazy and pretty much learned how to do it on my own. Alex latches on just fine and has had no nipple confusion between the bottle and breast since he was obviously given the bottle for the first 6 days at the hospital. I was so worried about that. Not to mention I found out they were giving him formula at times as well which really upset me.
I also noticed that I am now down to 2-2.5 ounces every 2-3 hours as of last night but I am assuming thats because my cycle just started and I read on here that its normal.
I'm gonna stop pumping and exclusively have him on the breast for now on to see how that works.
The breast pump I am using is the "First Years by the learning curve", is this a good pump? My hubby bought it for me while I was in the hospital so I did not get to go and check out what was available and the hospital did not have any to rent.
After I put him on one breast he will nurse for about 5-7 mins then he starts slowing down so I switch him to the other until he stops nursing but then he gets fussy and cries afterwards and when I give him 1.5-2 ounces of formula after nursing he eats it all so that leads me to think he is not getting enough at the breast. Any thoughts on that?
Its bath night for both of us so I will definitely take a nice warm bath with him. I will also get a sling next week on payday, I have been talking to my hubby about getting one anywas for when I travel up to WA state with Alex next month.
I did have cracked, painful, and bleeding nipples the first week of nursing and so I bought lanolin creme and it has cleared everything all up.
Oh and I am new here, what does LO stand for? I am still trying to learn all the lingo on this forum, this is also my first baby so there is lots of learning going on
Last edited by Riordan; November 15th, 2007 at 05:00 PM.
Mommy to my preemie prince Alexander Warren born at 35 weeks 6 days
on 9/27/07 at 9:02PM Via C-section
Birth Weight/Length - 5lbs 8oz, 18" long
Current Weight/Length at 3 years old - 34lbs, 38 inches tall.
Mommy to my little princess Abigail Rose born at 38 weeks 3 days on 11/06/09 @ 6:51PM Via C-section.
Birth Weight/Length - 6lbs, 19 inches
Breastfeeding and doing great!