• S
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • 3 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.
  • K
  • Auburn, USA
  • 7 days ago

Dont give up and dont give anything but your own milk. Your baby needs to get use to your milk. The more you feed and rotate your supply will grow. Just take prenatal or try thr mothers milk tea.

  • K
  • Auburn, USA
  • 19 hours ago

Aww... Thats awesome im glad it's all falling into place.

  • S
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • 19 hours ago

I have quite literally tried everything. Nothing has ever noticeably increased my supply. Especially on my left side. Homemade formula and donor milk or purchased breastmilk from only the breast has saved us. Ten months was my soft goal and we made it with him still getting this little bit of my milk that I produce, just another two to go and I can stop dealing with this and I’m so happy as it take a tremendous amount of effort.

  • K
  • Hanover, United States
  • a month ago

I'm still not able to keep up with my little one, but have at least seen an increase in milk production by doing the following: More sleep- I instead pump at night and feed baby breast-milk by bottle and breastfeed during the day. It takes her a shorter period of time to feed from bottle. I also still supplement, so bottle-fed while pumping. Drink mother's milk tea and plenty of water (half your body weight in ounces)

  • D
  • Dayton, United States
  • a month ago

Mental health is most important and fed is best. I breastfed my son for 14 months and never had any issues at all. Produced so much I donated. But it became so mentally taxing that it stopped me from bonding and I felt so good once we finally stopped. I felt pressured to breastfeed and judge for not loving it because it’s supposed to be this “magical maternal bonding instinct” and I was so lucky to be able to do it with no issues but I hated it. If I did it again I would stop when I knew I was ready or maybe not even start 🤷🏻‍♀️good thing their won’t be a number two for me to feel that guilt 😂😂😂 seriously you’re doing amazing and your child is so lucky to have a mama who cares so much about them to go to great lengths to do what she feels is best 💕💕💕

  • I
  • Great Falls, Estados Unidos
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months ago

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

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

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

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  • Maria
  • Oakland, USA
  • 2 months 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.

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