Re: I need help increasing my supply :(
I also had a csection and almost lost my milk. I was given the sheilds and almost lost my milk using them. First I was given the wrong size in the hospital and the baby could not latch. I went to the proper size and then eventually weened him.
Once I got the baby actually onto the breast,, Things started to improve. I had to pump every 2 hours for the first months. I also took fenugreek.
If you have pain while nursing get checked for thrush it is very common in women who had c sections and got high dose antibiotics.
Also try an sns system it will build milk while supplementing.
I was down to drops from each breast and sometimes nothing with pumping. But I kept it up, and combined with the fenugreek and sns, reatment of thrush and help of a lacatin consultant was able to boost it back up. I still have pain, I am not going to lie. But he nurses and that was what I wanted so I nurse through the pain.
crunchy Hausfrau and Mama to my drama llama Lu
(12/22/2010) and my chunker Ez
(10/28/2012). Married to my German BFF T
and living in Germany since 2008.
Last edited by 2+2macht4; 06-22-2011 at 04:09 AM.