• S
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • 7 months ago

Anyone having breastfeeding issues? What have you done to overcome it?

My son was severely tongue tied and lip tied as well. After two surgeries and lots of therapy he only started breastfeeding well around 3 1/2 months. I’ve had a supply issue from the start. I can only produce about half of what he needs. I’ve tried it all. So many supplements. I’ve tried eating all the galactagogues. I’ve pumped. I’ve taken domperidone. We have relied heavily on donor milk. I’ve bought breastmilk and I also make him a home made formula in order to make sure he’s getting enough. It has been a crazy challenge, one that I didn’t even really know was possible which made it so hard to not feel broke somehow.
  • B
  • Fargo, United States
  • a month ago

Use regular formula. I produced enough for 4 babies...that weren’t mine. Mine was lactose intolerant. So I had milk that was projectile..would choke my baby if I didn’t let down and express before feedings...but wouldn’t feed my baby: almost punched a lactose consultant. Do what’s best for both of you. I ended up alternating bf and bottle. So that I could ensure he would get nutrients while I got off all milk products. Wish I had done it sooner...baby Brezza forever.:.

  • S
  • Ballico, United States
  • 3 months ago

I had major tie issues with my baby and horrible latch for ever it didn't get better until 4 months. I would meet with la leche league for support and a highly recommended ibclc. Just don't give up. I have success stories from a sister who exclusively pumped for 3 months straight and baby would never take a bottle or her nipple because of a tie. She now is going strong for 3 years on breastfeeding. I have another successful story of a baby that never latched and they ran out of pumped milk while camping. The baby finally latched after months of trying. There are strong women out there. It's very difficult. So worth it if you can push past it.

  • K
  • Erlanger, United States
  • 3 months ago

Lots of oatmeal! There's supplements you can take as well and cluster pumping worked wonders for my supply the more you empty your breasts the more it signals them to make.

  • S
  • San Diego, United States
  • 3 months ago

Fed is best. Fixing that tongue and lip tie will be benefits down the road, it’s not only for breast feeding.

  • Maria
  • Oakland, USA
  • 4 months ago

See a lactation nurse but in reality, they can only help so much. It's all about persistence. My baby latched just fine... the problem was my nipples, it hurt so much. It bilstered like crazy and was unbearably painful. I endured it for over 2.5 months because I really wanted to breastfeed. After that, I think my nipples got tough and didn't feel pain anymore. Haha. I am glad I did it but I completely understand why some moms decide to do formula instead.

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