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Both times I tried BF, I had issues with milk supply. With Jonathan, he never latched on because he had a tongue tie and wasnt able to, and when we had it clipped at 3 days he was too used to the bottle. I tried pumping but never got more than 2 oz on each side. With Sarah, it seemed to go ok at first, but then she started sucking all the time and never seemed satisfied, and started losing weight so I had to supplement. Again even with her BFing and me pumping, I never got more than 2 oz each side. I really really want to succeed, and will be seeing a lactation specialist where I am delivering at...I am willing to try anything. So what I want to know is those that have BF before, especially those that had a hard time with getting a milk supply...what things did you do that worked or didn't work?
I had oversupply up until I had to get surgery to remove my appendix, and either one of the drugs they gave me or the time I spent away from my daughter really took a hit at my milk supply.
To get it back up I stayed well hydrated, nursed at least every two hours and took alfalfa and fenugreek. I heard oatmeal works great too. You may want to avoid using the pacifier for at least the first month as well, or it might interfere with establishing good supply.