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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Should I Stop?

    I just had my third child. He was a repeat c-section. I breastfed my other two just fine. I seem to not have enough milk coming in for this child. He is five days old. I let him feed as long as possible and even tried to pump after him but my milk will not increase. I give him formula after letting him nurse so that he does not feel hungry. I really don't want to do that. I feel like I should give up on nursing because I can't give him enough milk. How long should I go on trying to feed him? Breastfeeding means the world to me.

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    Default Re: Should I Stop?

    why do you feal like he isn't getting the milk that he needs?
    do you have a lll leader that you know to call? They can help!

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    Default Re: Should I Stop?

    Is the baby not gaining weight? Doesn't have enough wet/poopy diapers? why do you say he's not getting enough? Remember babies need to nurse a lot in the beginning and it may seem that you are not satisfying him.

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    Default Re: Should I Stop?

    Hi There!

    Congrats on your new baby!

    You say that you breastfed your two previous children without any problems. Did your milk come in sooner with them?

    I suggest you call your healthcare provider and talk it over with him/her. Sometimes a health problem can be the root of a problem like this, like thyroid problems or a piece of the placenta left behind in the uterus.

    HTH
    Jen
    "Mothers are designed to be available to their babies--to help them make the transition into this big, wide world. To teach them to trust, and love, and feel good about being alive."
    --Elizabeth N. Baldwin, Esq., So I Nursed Him Every 45 Minutes

    Click here to find your local LLL Group
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    Default Re: Should I Stop?

    It's not uncommon for milk to be slightly delayed in coming in after a c-section. Your milk should be in by day six. If not, for peace of mind, please call an IBCLC.

    Also, do call your local LLL Leader for support and info! www.lalecheleague.org/leaderinfo.html

    Sometimes the increase in milk is not really noticeable, especially if baby has nursed early and often and/or your engorgement is minimal. Look at your baby's output. You'll know if this is the case. www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/enough.html

    How frequently is he feeding? Is he actively sucking? Do you have any nipple pain? How many wet and dirty diapers per 24 hours?

    More info:
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/start/con...c-section.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/index.html

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    Thumbs up Re: Should I Stop?

    Never give up !! I never believed in the power of OATMEAL until 2 days ago. Have a nice bowl for breakfast and dinner with some maple syrup, it does wonders !! Also, try brewer's yeast (it has a lot of vitamins and minerals). Relax and Good LUCK!

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