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Name: Jude
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Hi :) I had a premature baby and she is now 7 weeks. I have successfully nursed three other kids, but this one is a hand full. I had to give her bottles initially because of her severe jaundice. I went back to just nursing after the billy went down. However, It seems like ever since then she doesn't get enough with just nursing, so several weeks ago I have been supplementing with bottles. I tried to pump to create more milk production. I don't think I did it right or that its the right thing to do because it hasn't worked. She used to just get one 3ounce bottle per day and now she gets two, sometimes three. I don't want my milk to dry out and I would like to get back to only breastfeeding. Can someone tell me the RIGHT way to get my body to produce more milk? (BTW she would rather breastfeed. She loves it :) )
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Name: mamal | Date: Jul 22nd, 2007 7:12 PM
I have bumped up two threads for you:
Is my baby getting enough milk?
Where oh where has my milk gone??
Here is also another few sites and articles that I have come across.
http://www.askdrsears.com/html/2/t02280
0.asp
http://www.lowmilksupply.org/
http://www
.medela.com/NewFiles/faq/milksupply.html

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are also herbs and teas that could help. Fenugreek and mother's milk teas (sold in the health food sections).
http://www.medela.com
/newfiles/faq/fenugreek.html

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hope that this helps. Good Luck! You are doing an amazing thing for both of you. Keep up the good work. 

Name: d00rst0p | Date: Jul 24th, 2007 4:08 AM
I met one woman once that had to suppliment... her diet was way off.. and you couldnt tell her otherwise.. she had no fat in her diet. Make sure you get a gallon (not more) of water a day and enough fat in your diet to procude milk.. I know it sounds silly to say something so basic.. but so many woman are diet crazed they dont realize how processed their food is. Excess water will flush out vitamin and minerals too..

the first 5 min is thin milk on each breast.( if i remember my details right). so I'd try and get her to breast feed the to most potenial and get the thicker breast milk.

have you called any le leche members for advice? 

Name: Jude | Date: Aug 8th, 2007 3:00 AM
Thanks everyone... I finally got the baby off formula!! She hasn't had any since three days after my original post. We are excited. The tea, mother's milk, helped. I also started pumping after each feeding, which seemed pointless at firt, but now we actually have a bunch of frozen bags of milk in the freezer. Thanks a bunch, sometimes a bit of encouragement goes a long way!! 

Name: mamal | Date: Aug 8th, 2007 6:16 PM
I am so happy you are all doing so well! Way to go!!! I love hearing those success stories. 

Name: seal | Date: Aug 8th, 2007 8:05 PM
YAY! 

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