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I quit nursing like 3.5 weeks ago & for the last 3 or 4 days I've been latching her on. I am only 8 weeks PP so I still have *some* milk. If I keep doing this will my body make milk for those times? Or will I keep the same amount I have now? What if I nurse like morning & night & pump once or twice during the day?
I miss breastfeeding....BUT it is very hard on me.....I have 2 other young children...They really need me....My Dh is deployed. They tend to really act out without my attention....Anyways...Bfing takes a LOT of time! My baby always wanted to nurse....I guess I got frustrated....I was always taking her off before she would unlatch herself.....I had lots of stuff to do.....so I was always anxious to finish nursing her
I'm going to start fenugreek & blessed thistle....
Your body will make milk, and the amount you make will increase the more you nurse (its all aobut supply & demand - the more baby nurses, the more you make).
It can be tough with no kids, being basically a single mom W/ no support. I would encourage getting involved in some play groups to give the little ones time to play etc... also maybe look to see when the next La Leche League meeting is - its a good way to meet other moms, see how they juggle it all, etc.
Also - hve you tried a sling or baby carrier? A lot of moms learn to nurse in them too so you can nurse hands free, and get things done at the same time. The other thing is keep a toy box & book shelf near where you nurse, so when you do feel like sitting down, taking a break & nursing the kids have toys right there & can hop up next to you & read or play while you nurse
i don't have any advice on increasing your supply - but if you're busy have you tried a carrier that lets you nurse hands free??? I have a moby and it works fab - I even do it while walking in the park and no one knows I'm nursing
Also - they have those hands free bras for pumping too