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November 9th, 2009, 09:21 AM
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My daughter is 9 days old and I supplement, i pump 3 times a day and with my left breast i get 3 oz with my right i get 1 oz. Today i just dont feel like i NEED to pump, if I dont pump will I loose my supply? My daughter doesnt latch on well, so I HAVE to give her bottles, so will I loose my supply if I dont pump one day?

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November 9th, 2009, 11:13 AM
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you DEFINITELY need to pump to simulate how a newborn nurses, which is every 2-3 hours. pumping three times a day is definitely not enough to bring your milk in adequately.

whenever she gets a bottle i would pump while someone gives it to her, or just after she eats. you should be pumping when she eats no matter what so your breasts know how much to produce. your supply is directly related to the demand on your body to make more milk.

i know it is hard in the beginning, i would just keep on pumping. it gets better, i promise!

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November 11th, 2009, 07:54 PM
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pump pump pump hun!

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November 13th, 2009, 03:24 PM
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I agree the more you pump the more milk you will have. I know your daughter may have latch problems but try to also breastfeed as much as possible and really limit the formula, and bottles in general for the first few weeks. I would also suggest a supplement for you to help increase your supply. I have used this company's products many times in the past, and they really do work very fast! Motherlove - Natural, certified organic, herbal products for pregnancy, labor, birth, lactation for breastfeeding mothers,and nursing babies. - Motherlove

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November 14th, 2009, 02:38 AM
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I agree with the others.

You should try to see someone to help to get your dd to latch onto our nipple properly. My first dd had a hard time latching plus I never new how to get her on there correctly. Once she was able to attach it made my life alot easier.

Breastfeeding is a lot of work.. but its worth it. Once you get through the hard stages at first its pretty much a breeze. I ended up loving bf that much my dds where on there for 20 months and I never thought I'd be able to do that.

Btw congrats on your dd & your doing a great job bf and supplementing.. I really hope it all works out for you hun.

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