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nicolejshannon 02-18-2012 01:01 PM

No interest in nursing
 
It seems that my 4 month dd has no interest in nursing. I'm not really sure what is going on. This is a new thing in the past week. I've been struggling with low supply for awhile and am taking domperidone. It helped at first, but now it doesn't seem like my breasts are as full. Could she not be getting enough milk from me? I've had to supplement a few times because she seems so hungry and won't stay latched on to me. She just cries and pulls off.
How can I get her back to nursing?

greenearthbaby 02-18-2012 01:04 PM

Re: No interest in nursing
 
She probably is getting used to the immediate gratification of the bottle. Can you pump for a minute or two to stimulate a letdown and then pop her on?

Also, try to create an atmosphere that helps you relax so you can letdown easier.

Have you tried fenugreek? Are you pumping to increase supply?

Have you seen or talked to a lactation consultant?

Try to avoid supplementing whenever possible.

nicolejshannon 02-18-2012 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greenearthbaby
She probably is getting used to the immediate gratification of the bottle. Can you pump for a minute or two to stimulate a letdown and then pop her on?

Also, try to create an atmosphere that helps you relax so you can letdown easier.

Have you tried fenugreek? Are you pumping to increase supply?

Have you seen or talked to a lactation consultant?

Try to avoid supplementing whenever possible.

I can try pumping, but I can squeeze milk out by hand when I'm checking to see if I have anything coming out. It comes out in a thin stream. Also, I haven't felt let down in about 2 months. Is that bad?

I'll try fenugreek again. It makes dd fussy, but I'll try in it conjunction to the domperidone.

I hate supplementing,but I hate seeing her cry in hunger :( and if she's not latching on, I don't know his else to get her fed.

nicolejshannon 02-18-2012 02:34 PM

She's suckling on me now cause she's napping, but not drinking. :(

nicolejshannon 02-18-2012 05:56 PM

Aaaaannnddd now she's latched fine. I wonder why she's being so finicky?...


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