(Closed) BF Help!! Introduced solid foods and milk supply plummeted!

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Really the only thing you can do is breastfeed or pump more. It stinks, but getting up in the middle of the night to pump really does make a difference in your supply. I took the Fenugreek supplements and they did help, but I did smell like maple syrup:)

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Ugh – I am having the same problem.  I need to make more time to pump at work – I only got 2 oz at one pumping today!  🙁  

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Oatmeal in the am is a wonderful milk stimulant.  Also you have to stay on a pretty regimented pumping schedule.

I’ve been pretty slack because work has been so busy… but if you pump every 3 hours (ha ha ha), your supply really will stay up.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I’ve heard staying hydrated helps too… so make sure your drinking water.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Your supply will naturally adjust to the lack of stimulation once you supplement with solid foods, but will readjust to the amount needed. It happens to everyone, and at least you aren’t engorged and in pain. When it happens suddenly and not gradually it can be very painful. It happened to me twice,as both my daughters weaned themselves at just about 8 months and I was miserable. In my day they gave you an injection to dry up your supply, but now I’m not sure what they do. Pumping on a regular schedule will definitely help.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@MightySapphire: I was just wondering if you were having any luck getting your supply back up? I just went back to work full time and I am having a hard time keeping my supply up. Not just for pumping but also just for feeding him:(

I’m going to try power pumping and hand expressing which I have been reading about here…

http://www.mobimotherhood.org/MM/article-LMS.aspx

 

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