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Thread: new at bfing baby not gaining weight have to use formula but trying to bf exclusively

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    Unhappy new at bfing baby not gaining weight have to use formula but trying to bf exclusively

    I need help to raise my supply. When I pump I get maybe 4 oz total. y lil girl isnt ghaining the weight so they told me to supplement with formula. Well she gained the weight she needed to but I really wanna be exclusive on bfing her and my supply really isnt helping at all. To make matters worse I just had surgery three days ago and I cant nurse her because of my incisions so I have to pump. PLease help I have tried to reach the lactation consultant that my pediatriction suggested but I cant get her to call me back! HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!

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    Default Re: new at bfing baby not gaining weight have to use formula but trying to bf exclusi

    are you currently pumping 4 ounces in one pumping session?
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

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    Default Re: new at bfing baby not gaining weight have to use formula but trying to bf exclusi

    4 oz is a lot! my LO is 4 months and he eats MAYBE 4 oz when i pump for a bottle.

    if you are pumping 4 oz per pumping session, i dont imagine you have a supply problem..
    Student aspiring to be a Chiropractor and mother to Noah who will be 3 in July and Olivia who will be 2 in Aug.

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