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Old 03-17-2009, 07:50 AM   #1
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Does milk come in faster w/ #2+ delivery?

My milk seemed like it took F-O-R-E-V-E-R to come in after I had my son (my 1st and if it makes any difference it was vaginal that had to be helped along w/ pitocin after I stalled out during labor).

So here I am 5 weeks away at most from having #2 (and if she doesn't turn I will have to have a c-section).

My son was pretty jaundiced and had to have in home phototherapy and be supplemented w/ formula until my milk came in at about day 5 after delivery. I'd started taking fenugreek at day 3 I think.

So for you mamas w/ more than 1, does it come in faster or about the same time, or can you even predict? I'm wondering if I should bring some fenugreek as well as my pump to the hospital this time.

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Old 03-17-2009, 08:31 AM   #2
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Re: Does milk come in faster w/ #2+ delivery?

My milk came in day 3 with DD and night of day 2 with my second. I'd suggest just putting the baby to your breast as often as you can Good luck !
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My milk actually came in immediately after with #1. A few hours afterbirth, I suddenly heard a "splash", and noticed it was my milk dripping all over the place! With #2, it took about 5 days to come in, and this is with pumping every few hours to encourage it!
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My milk actually came in immediately after with #1. A few hours afterbirth, I suddenly heard a "splash", and noticed it was my milk dripping all over the place! With #2, it took about 5 days to come in, and this is with pumping every few hours to encourage it!
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April it gets easier with each successive one. New breast tissue forms usually making it easier. Just nurse, nurse and nurse as often as possible. And of course you know we are all just a PM, text, call away if you have any concerns.
Ya know I had two c-sections and got them both to the breast as soon as they were cleared to come to me. And if any respiratory complications and extended nursery stay just insist on the breast milk first. The hospital will provide a pump if needed.
Did any of that make sense, . We are here for you to make this as successful as possible! :bighugs:
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April it gets easier with each successive one. New breast tissue forms usually making it easier. Just nurse, nurse and nurse as often as possible. And of course you know we are all just a PM, text, call away if you have any concerns.
Ya know I had two c-sections and got them both to the breast as soon as they were cleared to come to me. And if any respiratory complications and extended nursery stay just insist on the breast milk first. The hospital will provide a pump if needed.
Did any of that make sense, . We are here for you to make this as successful as possible! :bighugs:
Thanks! That all did make sense!
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Re: Does milk come in faster w/ #2+ delivery?

day 5 with #1 (no supplementing, vaginal birth w/ pitocin) day 2 with #2 .. so.. yes.. it came in WAY faster for me (vaginal birth, pit induction, jaundice, no supplementing)
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It was actually about the same for the first 2, and a day or 2 later for #3. I don't know why, lol! They were all 3 jaundiced, it's just how my babies are.

ETA: And #3 was a non-induction, vag birth. I was given pitocin for the placenta, though. The other 2 were inductions.

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#1 - Milk came in day 4
#2 - Milk came in day 2
#3 - Milk came in within 24hrs

All were C/S (sadly), #1 & #3 had a little jaundice but nothing the DR was worried over.
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Re: Does milk come in faster w/ #2+ delivery?

DS #1 - vaginal, milk came in on day 4 - he was jaundice had to be hospitalized
DS #2 - C-section, milk came in on day 4 - no jaundice
DD - vaginal, milk came in on day 2 - no jaundice

I don't think you can predict. Just nurse often, eat well and get as much sleep as possible!! Good luck.
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