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    I have a 15 week old and for some reason, my supply is extremely low. It started last week...she got restless during and after nursing and wasn't satisfied. I pumped and noticed I was only getting 2 ounces total (I used to get 4-5 ounces total). I've been taking More Milk Plus supplements, drinking Mother's Milk tea, pumping after nursing, taking calcium supplements, drinking 8 8 oz waters, and now I'm having to supplement with formula just to keep LO fed. I don't want to stop nursing now...but I'm not getting any support from family or dr. I haven't done anything differently so I'm not sure why the sudden dip in supply. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm so frustrated!

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    Default Re: Low Milk Supply...Help!

    How often do you nurse your baby? Does she just sleep through the night? Do you take any medication?

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    Why do you think that your supply is low? Pumping isn't a very good indicator. You could have an abundant supply but not be able to pump a drop.

    Is there a way that you could buy/rent a scale to see exactly how much your LO is getting?
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    I nurse her everytime she seems hungry...about every 3 to 4 hours. Sometimes she'll go five hours between feedings but not usually. She isn't sleeping through the night yet, in fact, she usually likes to nurse every 2 hours at night (maybe because I pull her in bed with me? ) No, I'm not taking any medications...only prenatal vitamins. I have already started my cycles again...even though I was breastfeeding almost exclusively (I was only giving her a bottle about once a month), could that be a problem?

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    The following resources might offer some useful information for ya - let us know

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*nolies.mama View Post
    Why do you think that your supply is low? Pumping isn't a very good indicator. You could have an abundant supply but not be able to pump a drop.

    Is there a way that you could buy/rent a scale to see exactly how much your LO is getting?
    I think my supply is low because she's no longer satisfied during/after feedings, I always feel "soft", I can only pump a small amount, I'm not leaking anymore...

    I had her weight checked at the drs office last week but they didn't seem too interested and didn't even have me remove her clothes, etc. They don't seem concerned with me using formula. I could go to the local nursing store but do I need to do that before a feeding every day or just once?

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