• S
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • a month 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.
  • I
  • Great Falls, Estados Unidos
  • 10 days ago

You should get checked to be sure you don't have a breast hyperplasia, I did as much as you did and nothing work. As most moms I felt guilty about not being able to breastfeed my baby until one day a came across a video on YouTube about the condition and turns out I have it and I didn't know... People don't openly talk about it but it's real, it's not that we don't try hard enough it's just nature is not on our side sometimes... Good luck!!!

  • S
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • 10 days ago

Ah. Our ibclc mentioned something about this. I had forgotten about it. Going to dig into this.

  • S
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • 10 days ago

I’ve never heard of this. Thanks for the info. I’ll definitely look into it 💗

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  • Maria
  • Oakland, USA
  • 12 days ago

Honesty, if I were you, i would just feed my baby formula. I know EVERYONE says breast is best and I breastfed my baby until he was 13 months old. But YOU as a mom, need to take care of yourself too and that is just way too much of a hassle. Formula is really not bad. I drank formula when I was a baby and I turned out to be 5'9, fit, educated and a healthy adult.

  • M
  • Colorado Springs, United States
  • 16 days ago

Hey mama! Sorry your struggling. I work with a great ibclc who helped us before during and after revision and we are 2 1/2 years strong. I now help as a moderator in her 15k mama fb group of you ever need to chat.

  • M
  • Colorado Springs, United States
  • 10 days ago

And FYI group in in Cali

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • 21 days ago

My supply dropped around 6 weeks pp and I used fenugreek and chugged water and it resolved in a few days. Good on you for pushing through, but also remember to cut yourself some slack. Fed is best and it sounds like you’re doing your best. There’s nothing wrong with supplementing and it sounds like you’ve tried everything. If you have access to a lactation consultant I’d recommend that! We used one to help with latch but they are specialists in all types of breastfeeding issues. Good luck!

  • D
  • Berkeley Vale, Australia
  • 25 days ago

I have made my own cakes by doing a simple cake recipe and adding 2 tablespoons of Brewers yeast, Malteasers, Milo and power pumping. The boobie bikies work but expensive. Drinking plenty of water and lots of fresh veggies and fruit. Some things don’t work for others but to be making your own and using donor milk your amazing!

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