So for a while I was just nursing her and it was going great. But she had colic. She would scream from 8pm till 2am like clock work. I put her on enfamil Nutraigem and shes so good now!! She sleeps through the night. But I know babies grow out of colic at like 3 months. So I wanted to keep up my supply so after this colic phase I could EBF. I have been trying to pump but often I dont get to at all. Told I only pumped 1 ounce, when before I could pump 7oz. I almost cried. What do I do?! Does the mothers milk tea work?? Please help!! I desperately want to nurse her. Should I give up on formula and just let her be colic?? :(((
Just offer the breast as much as possible. Keep pumping. Drink a ton of water and the mother's milk tea helped me. And just a btw, how much you pump isn't an indication of how much you're making.
have you tried cutting all dairy and gassy foods out of your diet? those can make a fussy baby. and yes mother's milk tea works, so does straight fenugreek, oatmeal, dark beer ( it's the yeast) and drinking a ton of water. nothing works like a baby. So the pump could not be accurate. put baby to b**b as often as you can.
Does she have colic or is she not getting enough? Have you spoken to a lactation consultant? I would start there. Try nursing her as often as possible it can help boost supply.
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Fenugreek, and mothers milk tea
Put LO back on the b**b ASAP and try to cut out the formula. Pump after every feeding also!
It depends on how long you went without breastfeeding, but pumping isn't a good indication of how much milk you actually make.
Ibreastfed exclusively via pump only... My little one wouldn't latch on after we had to give her a bottle when she was jaundice. I know it's hard to pump on time everyday, but you have to stick to the schedule. I don't think you should give up just yet. Even if nursing is a problem, pumping is the next best thing.
Start a schedule and stick with it. I would try to pump at least three times a day (although I had a good supply, and only had to pump 2 times a day). The more you pump out the more your supply will increase. If all else fails call a lactation nurse and ask for suggestions. N o matter what you do I'm sure your baby will be fine. Try not to stress yourself out.
Quoting Jas ♥:" You should have adjusted things in your diet before giving her formula. BFing is supply and demand. If ... [snip!] ... If you've done everything you can, then "letting her be colic" is not the answer. If she's happier with formula, that's fine."
I adjusted it completely. I ate nothing with even a little bit of dairy. No milk, cheese, yogurt, chocolate.. Nothing. No gassy veggies. Nothing! I just had almond milk, pretzles, eggs, turkey, basically bland stuff.