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I just recently stopped nursing during the day because my flow is too slow and has gotten low and my daughter wouldnt latch on..I tried Fenugeek and red raspberry leaves and pumping every 2 hours but im still not making very much.
Has anyone tried getting a prescription from their doc to up their supply?? and did it work? also what doc would I go to, like my OB or reg doc or her pedi??
Im getting tired of bottles and pumping and im not ready to give up so I thought if it works I will go in and get something so I can nurse again ..She does fine nursing at night but I think its bc im pretty full since I pump my last time at 10 and she dosent eat again tell 3 ...
I do not have any experience in this department. I do know that many women try a mothers milk tea. I have seen several ladies here struggle and then finally get their supply up. Do not give up! And keep nursing even if you don't feel like you have enough! If you stop nursing even a little you will lose some of your supply. I understand you are frustrated but it is worth it to keep trying. Try to find a LC that you can meet with.
Have you talked to a lactation consultant yet? I would reccomend that over your doctor. I've heard of doctors give way too much misinformation with breastfeeding, because they just are not as well-educated in the subject as a LC is.
It's hard to say what the problem is without more information, so I thought I would throw some information out there for you that might help. Definitely do not measure your supply by the amount you can pump. Many woman cannot pump much, because our bodies have a harder time responding to a pump and pumps aren't as efficient as our babies are. As long as you baby has plenty of dirty diapers (5-6 wet and poopy diapers a day) then you have no reason to worry about your supply, because that indicates she is getting plenty. Her problems at the breast could be contributed to something else. Did she take bottles before this started? Bottles can sometimes confuse a baby, since the nipple shape is different and the flow is different. Sometimes they will suddenly start to prefer one over the other. Please check out these links and try to see a LC as soon as you can.
Low milk supply: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/low-supply.html
Is baby getting enough?: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/enough-milk.html
Baby won't nurse: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...to-breast.html
Andrea, mom to Abigail (6) Annabelle (4) and Alexis (1)