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Old 09-04-2007, 11:50 PM   #21
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Re: baby is a week old and still no milk

I would go to www.kellymom.com and type "low milk supply" into the search bar and read some stuff. How is baby's latch? Barring other health problems, breastfeeding is supply and demand. Baby needs to be latched on well to effectively remove milk from the breast to signal the body to make more milk.

PUMPING OUTPUT IS NEVER A SIGN OF HOW MUCH MILK YOU ARE MAKING!!! I cannot emphasize that enough. Some women are never able to successfully pump. You need to be watching wet and dirty diapers and baby's weight gain. If you are pumping after nursing the baby, then you may not be able to pump much because baby just drank all the milk. Baby should be having at least 6 wet diapers a day. Baby should be at or close to birth weight by 2 weeks old. Do you have any weights on baby? How are wet diapers? Are you supplementing with formula? How much are you giving?

What other reasons do you have to suspect low supply besides the pumping issues? Do you have any health problems like low thyroid, polycistic overies?

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Old 09-05-2007, 06:15 AM   #22
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Re: baby is a week old and still no milk

mama, how do you know you dont have enough milk?

alot of mamas cant get much milk out with a pump...

you need to watch your baby. keep nursing, and watch babies diapers.

5 wet and 5 poopy by the 5th day is the general rule of thumb (if you are EXCLUSIVELY nursing)
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:07 PM   #23
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Re: baby is a week old and still no milk

You've gotten great advice from the pp's.

I wasn't able to pump more than a few drops ever with my DC#1. I just started pumping a few days ago with DC #3 (4 months old) and the most I've gotten is 2oz between feedings (both sides added together).

The type of pump makes a difference and relaxing makes a difference. I agree to pay attention to diapers and weight gain.

Good luck, mama! I'm sure your milk will come in!
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:53 PM   #24
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Re: baby is a week old and still no milk

Never trust a pump to determine your supply.
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